Matthew Hooton in his NBR column asks where is Colin Craig?
The countryâ€™s going to hell in a handbasket.
Prime Minister John Key has again been photographed being kissed by drag queens.
Police commissioner Mike Bush has allowed uniformed officers to march in the annual Pride parade.
Same-sex marriage continues with gay abandon.
Schools are teaching students as young as five the correct names of body parts and what kinds of personal interaction is allowed and not allowed, rather than leaving them to work it out in the playground as they did in the good old days.
Parents are still not allowed to smack their kids.
God is displeased, sending drought to the South Island and plague to Aucklandâ€™s Sodom and Gomorrah, Grey Lynn.
The conditions are ripe for a conservative backlash.Â So where is Colin Craig?
If Matthew Hooton is asking that question it shows how out of the political loop he is these days.
From May 2012, Mr Craig invested an enormous amount of time and at least $3,354,600 in his Conservative Party.Â For his efforts, the party scored a credible 95,598 party votes last year, 3.97% of the total.Â It was up on the 59,237 votes the party won in its first outing 2011, 2.65% of those cast.
Like all party leaders, Mr Craig had a rough time through the election campaign.Â He was mocked mercilessly by the liberal establishment, who considered him a greater threat than he turned out to be. His own party plastered an unflattering mug shot of him on hoardings across the country.Â Worst of all, his press secretary resigned mysteriously two days before the election, slamming him asÂ â€śmanipulative.â€ť Mr Craig denied any â€śunchristianâ€ť or â€śuntowardâ€ť behaviour.