Rodney Hide looks at the election results and surmises that the left cares more than the right about politics.
The New Zealand Labour Party and the centre left once again clean up the local body elections. Two ex-Labour ministers run the two largest cities.
The third largest is headed by Labour’s candidate.
Media guru Bill Ralston explains his defeat by long-time local body politician and out-and-out lefty Mike Lee as centre-right voters not engaging in local body elections.
He’s right. The centre right enjoys the best people, the most money and unassailable argument but is hopeless at politics. That’s because we don’t care for it. We can think of 1001 better things to do with our time and our money.
Centre-right people believe the best thing is being productive with the zenith being running your own business. We look down our nose at politicians.