A rumour someone unknown posted in General Debate 10/02/11. Anyone with any verification is invited to comment.
Banks was a huge disappointment in the Auckland Mayoral elections and only proved one thing. He is too frightened to run on Conservative issues. I have said before I don’t know why Banks has swung to the left. I think it is because, in his political forays, he is surrounding himself with the wrong people. Which means he lacks judgment.
Banks will get no support from this blog if he can’t fully step up to the Conservative plate. Meaning he’d have to make more than a few damn changes on his Auckland Mayorality profile. Here’s something for you to read and ponder Mr. Banks-
..Conservatism is comprised of three indissoluble principles; social values, national defense, and classic economic liberalism. A movement that includes those who categorically reject one of those ethos is not a big tent. It is a circus. That is because those who reject social values or national defense will indubitably reject fiscal conservatism as well.
Think that over before you consider stepping into the political ring with your soft liberal friends in yet another attempt at sullying the Conservative side of politics.