Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Whither National?

Via NZPundit: Jon Johansson's column in the Herald today suggests that National merge with ACT. I say "go for it, guys!" It will simply reinforce the perception that National stands for a return to 90's-style market fundamentalism, making them pretty much unelectable.

If National ever wants to broaden its appeal beyond the 5% of NBR-reading wankers who would benefit from such policies, it will have to return to the political centr. Until it does so, it will continue to languish in opposition - it's as simple as that.