macuser: I feel pretty bad for Hone, looks like what was perhaps a great thing for the Mana party to draw in some Pakeha votes, really turned out to be a disaster. Looks like Kiwis don't like overweight dudes who don't wear suits.
Hone dug himself into the hole he is in, The Mana party and more so Hone himself are the radical left wing party for Maori where as the internet party supporters are Mainly young Pakeha people who IMO have VERY different views from Mana and I think the people of his local electorate thought that also hence voting in Labour.
The person I do feel sorry for is Collin Craig, the 5th most popular party, Getting almost 6 times more votes that Act yet come out of it all with nothing.
Guess it shows money can't buy you everything!