While there’s still a lot of work to be done in working with the Moreton people in the lead up to the 2010 federal election, I’m so delighted to hear this week’s polling results, with Australians showing true social and climate leadership by voicing their support for The Greens.
I’ve been a member of The Greens since 2003 and seen the party go from strength to the strength. If Rudd wants to improve his ‘Green’ credentials, he’s got a tough time ahead. ‘Green’ means lots more than just ecological responsibility. It means social justice, grassroots/participatory democracy, peace and non-violence. That’s what The Greens stand for. That’s what I stand for. Is that what Graham Perrett stands for? Read the Greens policies today and, if you like something you read, consider asking Perrett what his thoughts are on the matter.
Rudd was insightful today when he said that if there was an election today, Tony Abbott would win. For me, this is really scary stuff. If you agree that Abbott is not Prime Minister material, if you agree that Rudd is no longer Prime Minister material, on election day Vote 1 Greens in the Senate and in the lower house. In the lower house, if Greens aren’t successful, your second preference (to whatever party) will flow at full value to the next party. But your voice will be heard.
That said, I am really pleased to hear this polling news. It warms the cockles of my heart. Below the cockles! Now if I could just shake off this winter lurgy, I’ll be really happy!!!