Oh Jeez. I’ve been willing this day to hurry up and come for ages.
So, here we are, today is the NZ general election. Unfortunately, I am totally sick. Overcome from suffering post-US-election-traumatic-stress, mixed with a severe bout of pre-NZ-election-confusion-tension.
I still don’t know who to vote for! And it gives me a sickly feeling in my puku.
I know who I don’t want to win. I know my electorate vote counts big time because of the close race factor, that is, if I’m understanding MMP correctly (which, quite likely, I’m not). I know I don’t want to waste my vote. I know that none of the politicians offer what I would like to see in one portfolio. Yip. But, I still don’t know who I do want to give my votes to.
I blame MMP, it’s made this process far too painful. And it doesn’t make sense anyway, if the two bigger parties are given the most votes, why don’t we make them have to work together to form a parliament? Why do all those littlies that the majority did not vote for end up having the power? Why is it so unreasonable for National and Labour to work together, or National and Greens, for that matter?
Aargh! My brain is hurting. New plan: vote, but vote later.
Procrastination always wins Lita’s vote.