… from two hours of handing out how to vote cards in Kingscote (Mayo, SA).
Two things of interest.
1. Someone who thought I was offering her a Labor card said ‘Not without Kevin.’
I wasn’t sure the knifing of Kevin Rudd really would make a difference to the election. It has.
2. The number of people who specifically asked for Family First cards.
I know the candidate for Family First in Mayo. He is a great guy. Honest, intelligent, compassionate, hard working.
He won’t get in.
But the fact that so many people asked for Family First cards makes me wonder whether Bob Day has a chance of taking Sarah Hanson-Young’s senate seat.
That would certainly be a cause for rejoicing in my household.
Finally, the following from the Sydney Morning Herald:
Labor has denied employing dirty campaign tactics in the marginal electorate of Lindsay where candidate David Bradbury is at risk of losing his seat.
Labor campaigners are distributing how to vote cards dressed as Liberals, wearing recplica T-shirts to booth workers campaigning for Liberal candidate Fiona Scott.
The light blue T-shirts are unmarked with Labor branding and are precisely the same shade as their liberal counterpart.
A Labor campaign leaftlet is also styled to look like Greens election material. It is authorised by the ALP but contains no party logo.
Why would anyone vote for these people?