geekiegeek: Has anyone stopped to think what our government and country would be like if this motley crew actually managed to get into power?
There is a less than zero chance of them getting into power. They have a chance of getting a seat or two in parliament IF everything goes entirely their way.
In my opinion, they are a cut above the average one-trick-pony party like Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis and their ilk. They are being deliberately non-traditional in the way they run themselves, select candidates, pick policies etc. But this works in their favour as they are differentiating themselves from the traditional parties which is a selling point for their chosen demographic - younger people who are disillusioned with the perceived corruption, backstabbing and bitchery that goes on in parliament.
I'm not planning on voting for them myself, but I have heard from quite a few in the 17-20 demographic that they would vote for them, mostly for the reasons above.