Tuesday, June 21, 2005

On the ground campaigning continues


Posted by HelloCampaigning doesn't stop for the rain!

Rain or shine, our campaign team is out every weekend pushing the 'two ticks for Labour' message. Pictured here are a slightly wet, but very dedicated team of Arna, Conor, Patrick, myself, Sam, and his daughter after a very soggy afternoon on Tiraumea Drive. Thanks to the local dairy owner for the space by his shop and efforts with the camera.

The more the campaign advances, the more I am certain that face to face contact with voters is the best way to communicate our messages and convince people of the importance of re-electing a Labour government. While the opposition campaign seems to be relying on short, populist messages, we have the harder job of explaining 6 years of achievements and describing a vision for the future.

In any case, I enjoy the chance to actually speak one on one with residents, and so far the response has been really positive. Most people are just happy to see a candidate front up. We'll be continuing to make our way through the electorate so look out for us at a dairy near you!

7 comments:

spooks said...

The Aussies winged and bitched about their recent six weeks election campaign. How long is ours to be? Two months already? Holy cow, give us a break. Three months of this to go?

spooks said...

Oh, and I looked up "populist" and it means "Advocating of democratic principles". How else would you have it? Non-democratic? Unpopular? Minority principles?

Too Right said...

You look like a Cub Six. Is that a subtle billboard under the table?

Labour | Wood

michael wood said...

Nothing very subtle about us...

Seriously, I'd recommend that more political activists actually get out and talk to people on the campaign trail. You get a far better sense of where people are at than you do from spending all your time debating with other political types on the internet!

Too Right said...

I do get out - I earn my living every day - I'm not in a Trade Union sinecure. Guess you got the point Labour is Wood

STC said...

Sorry I haven't got out to Pakuranga yet... I want to, but sundays are unfortunately a good day to work

michael wood said...

Now worries Stephen, there are plenty of Saturday expeditions planned! We'll get you out on to the streets of Pakuranga yet :-)