My election dream result

With all the comment over the past week about the polls and supposed tanking of National I think I will add some comment a week out from the election to explain what I would like to see.

On election night this would be my dream scenario.

I would want to see national with enough to govern alone. Around 51% would be good enough.

I want to see Labour at about 22%, enough to really clean out their caucus so they are left with no option but to reform their constitution and candidate selection processes and prove to old tuskers that their time is at an end. A score that low should be enough to have them seriously crippled for at least another cycle.

I want the Greens to have their best result ever, and for John Key to reach across the spectrum and offer them something in the “spirit of cooperation”.

I want my mate John Banks to win Epsom and for act to have enough to bring in Catherine Isaac and David Seymour. That may be a tall order but hey this is my wish list. If they fall one short then the other three can knife Don, he’s used to it and then “for the good of the country” David Seymour can come in.

The last thing that I want to see is NZ First get 5.01% on the night. I want to see that so Winston Peters can crow and skite and show off and then choke as the specials come and and they drop below the threshold.

We will see soon enough.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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