He was a skater boy - I said, "See you later, boy."
On Nandor failing to get back: good fucking job - the lazy, complacent bastard.
The point man, the go-to guy for Auckland stood by, did nothing, and saw the Green vote shrink to 5%. Campaigning overseas but not in the largest metropolitan area??! Confusing, convoluted billboards. Failing to take on Judith Tizard in Auckland Central where everyone (including half the Labour Party) can't stand her. If he had sent everyone a letter explaining why he wanted our electorate vote, and had public meetings every weekend for three months saying why he should be our local MP then we would have voted for him to spite the universally contemptible Tizard. It would not have been that hard.
And what an attitude: I'm comfortable about getting back in... we'll pick up votes... I'm confident... COMPLACENT. He deserved to lose because he did not show enough vigour. Nandor is responsible for failing to obtain that 1-2% that is his turf, and almost cost the party complete destruction by barely clearing the 5% threshold. You would think putting him at No. 7 would have energized old Stoney - but no - he was sure they'd piss home with more than that, that he'd be a shoe-in, so why bother making an effort?
Did he communicate to students about voting Green being the best way for them to get Labour's interest-free loans deal? Did he? Does a 40 year old with dreds not cut it with the kids anymore? Does his major legislative mark of being legally able to lie to employers about previous criminal convictions not impress?
What was the Green's target vote for Auckland? Did they even have one? Did they have any idea about how to achieve it even if they did? Who was responsible? Sub-standard. Maybe he'll get his act together now, or retreat entirely, he's going to have to think about that because, Nandor:
There must be at least one decent-looking, long-haired, tanned, 25 year old marine biologist (pref. researching dolphins) right now who will be Nandor's replacement.