There is a late shift in the political breeze. Having campaigned in 2005 and 2008 I can tell you that there is more positivity towards ACT this time around. Part of this is the goodwill towards Rodney, whose image we have really promoted in the Hutt South.
People are feeling confident that there will be a change in government and are now thinking how to best use their votes to make it a worthwhile change. I am getting this at street level but I think it was reflected last night in the comments of Jenny McManus and Jon Johanssan after the leader's debate. They were both talking up ACT's prospects.
As usual we have had a devil of a time keeping the signs up (if they haven't been nicked or destroyed). That relies on myself and whoever will help as re-erecting the large signs is a two person job. Huge thank you to Neo-girl. We don't have the unions running around doing it all for us. And we are also trying to look after two electorates. But we have had fun and it's great when people yell out that they are voting for us or even stop to say they have just done so.
The mail will all go out. It's been tight but we are on target to make it. One more meeting and then, roll on Saturday and, as the campaign manager has coined it, The Fall of Helengrad!
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