shk292:  Short answer for me is that in my opinion, the Internet Party showed incredibly bad judgement in collaborating with Kim Dotcom and the Mana party.  I would therefore have reservations about the judgement of anyone who was in a leadership position of the IP at that time.

 

TimA: At the time i was one of those youths that respected the IP and liked their views, Was wondering if the OP stemmed from that or had any relations to the party at the time out of curiosity.

Also have a photo with KDC, Interesting bloke... Didnt seem to be able to answer questions about his policies in any detail, And boy he was trying. Didn't have any regard for him or the IP from that day forward.

 

 

 

Thanks guys.  Two quite robust responses.  Yes, I agree, some things to think about there.  I think you're both quite right, your questions to bare on the value of this guy on council.

 

I don't know if I agree with your connections, and I don't know if it really matters to much, it is only INZ.

 

IP's a whole other issue, and I think it's a lot about learning.  Like you guys, I've got a selfie, I went to the local meeting, I joined the party, and meet a few people, I liked the ideas.

 

It's about learning though.  National, Labour, Greens... all have been around for decades, all are seasoned political people.  IP was new and 'green as'.  KDC clearly had an agenda, and he made no secrete of that at all, so ya, honest enough guy on that front.  But did we really think they were going to get much traction?  Come on...

 

 

 

INZ, on the other hand, is way more robust than IP.  Vote for Matthew, or don't... but it doesn't matter if he's a complete and utter nut job and gets in...  it doesn't matter because INZ is very robust and if he proves to be a complete idiot with no competence at all, the whole INZ team (staff, and elected members) will sort him out.  They will use his strong skills and help him in the areas he's weak.  That is what INZ does.

 

Now don't get me wrong here... I have no idea who this guy is from a bar of soap.  I'm just saying that to hold up IP affiliation as a measure is foolish.