Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Votes per Buck, Win some, lose some.

re: Win some, lose some.
KATE MONAHAN - Waikato Times | Saturday, 8 September 2007
I read with interest your news item on candidates $'s/vote  efficacy!
I think I can safely say I top the country in both national and mayor elections.
Wigram 2002 against Jim Anderton, I spent $20.23cents > 800 votes
CHCH Mayoralty 2004, drove 13 miles, cycled 600 miles. (dog ran 450 of those) spent $23.00, for 830 votes 
I hope to improve on this this year. My Mayoral push was sponsored by a dog,  see "Every Man and His dog in Mayoral Race" on
(probably one of New Zealand's most successful websites, now heading towards topping 16 million hits this year, thanks in part to Hamilton City Council (and others) featuring it.)
Oddly dog policy is a metaphor for how we treat people... give em a bad name, put labels on them and 'then you've got problems'.
I guess a lot of people vote for me for that reason... its about integrity of applied principles and philosophy triumphing over 'vote for me' expediency!
I hold the view that signs, are a contemporary even if temporary form of graffiti.
I agree with your sentiment that the 'losers' are as important as the winners in the contest of ideas.

Cheers n Beers,
'Mayor Blair' Anderson  ‹(•¿•)›

ph (643) 389 4065   cell 027 265 7219

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