Wednesday, May 22, 2019

CAN MONEY BUY POLITICAL POWER?



Watching the Federal Election unfold over recent weeks and Clive Palmers efforts the answer is a resounding NO.

Clive is reputed to have spent over sixty million Aussie dollars for no measurable result.

Many an Australian voter could not have the poll ended soon enough as Palmer saturated TV Radio and static sites with his promotion.
At times filling  whole ad breaks with his messages.

One analyst has each wasted vote cast for Clive costing A$159.

Contrast to Pauline Hansen who spent bugger all and suffered the massive distraction of two of her senior operatives being scammed by Al Jazeera TV trying to garner funding from the National Rifle Association in the US using covert cameras.

Net result Palmer 3% across the Nation while Hansen garnered a credible and measurable results around 8% primary votes plus over three million $ in funding.

Get Up is said to have spent over three million nation wide in sometimes vile activities for only the one scalp,  that of  Tony Abbott in Warringah a seat he had held  for a quarter of a century.

4 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I think you misjudge Palmer. A buffoon maybe but not an idiot.

He got what he wanted which was a defeat for Labor. That will be worth a hell of a lot more to him than the $50 mil he is reputed to have spent.

gravedodger said...

Agreed Adolf, personally for Clive but that massive spend does nothing to give support to claims to restrict candidate spending as desirable being messaged to the plebeians, it is rubbish, Clive just proved that.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Hey did you hear the one about the bookies who paid out $1,300,000 to punters who bet on a Labour win? They paid out TWO DAYS before the election.

I wonder what are the odds on anyone being that stupid?

gravedodger said...

It was a Sports betting outfit as if that is any explanation?