I’ve given some thought over the weekend on why us ‘ACToids’ should be so concerned about National’s move to the centre, or even to the left.
I mean in 2005 we were in despair that the Nats were campaigning in ‘our’ turf and gobbling up ‘our’ vote and we complained bitterly when Hurricane Brash hit.
Now we are all complaining that the Nats aren’t in that space and are giving ACT the room to campaign in it!
Whether this is intentional or not I don’t know. But I think us in ACT have a little soul searching to do if we constantly criticise National for campaigning in the centre!!!
After all, we have wanted this for four years!
This is why I won’t be bagging the Nats for their centrist positions any more. We should be more encouraging of it if we want a strong centre right government.
So no more "me too" criticism from me.