I guess the rationale for Brash wanting to use the ACT vehicle for his political run was that it was easier than starting a new party.
Logistically speaking that is probably correct.
However I think Brash has made a tactical mistake in that ACT has far too much political baggage and that baggage will mean less support for Brash than if he had started a new party.
I guess the risk management analysis showed that the ACT takeover was worth the difference in vote intake. I’d have to disagree. Using ACT has cost Don Brash at least a 10% vote share. I would have gone for the new party. If it was at all possible.
Nevertheless, its good to see Brash back in politics, and I hope to hell he sticks it up that craven political coward and Maori (racist) party sycophant John Key. In fact I hope he sticks it up the whole damn useless crawling no hoping National Party.
You’ve gone the ACT path, and I think that was a mistake Dr. Brash, but best wishes anyway. Good to see some conviction back in politics rather than wishy washy spineless “all things to all men” nonsense.