Should Maurice Williamson run for Mayor? [POLLS]


Source: NewsJunkee

Given his stellar global coverage at the moment, I reckon Maurice Williamson should capitalise on the goodwill and run for Mayor against Len Brown.

His 5 minute speech in Wellingotn yesterday has reverberated around the world.

Andrew Sullivan blogged about it.

Huffington Post ran it.

The Sydney Morning Herald printed the entire speech, plus the video.

Ronan Keating tweeted it.

NewsJunkee listed the 6 best zingers.

The Age in Melbourne posted the video.

Gawker is running the story also.

This was Maurice’s tweet that kicked it all off:

For those who haven’t seen it it is worth watching again:

Now for quick assessment of his speech for readers, followed by a more serious poll.

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And now to the serious part…should Maurice Williamson announce he is going to run against Len Brown?

I believe he should. He is near the end of his parliamentary career, he can foot it against the half-man that is Len Brown, and he is a whole lot more enjoyable to listen to than the rapping twat who is currently mayor.

Should Maurice Williamson run for Mayor of Auckland?

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