Should I run for the LDP in Forrest?

October 15, 2007

A totally left of centre offer today: I was aksed to consider running for the Liberty and Democracy Party as their candidate in Forrest.

The initial rush of blood to the head was like blood to a vampire for me: it’s hard to ever get away from politics once you’ve been involved at some stage, and particularly so as I was for 12 years of my life in the Liberal Party.

I’m giving it some serious thought, and I’ll probably sleep on it tonight. On one hand when I quit the Liberal Party that was suppose to be it for me in politics, and given what little it gave back over 12 long years of blood, sweat and tears it should have been it. And yet the LDP has a policy platform that is totally in sync with my fundamental political beliefs, beliefs which I’d note where once Liberal beliefs that were forgotten in the orgy of socialism that is the Howard Government.

Obviously I couldn’t win, but I might get enough votes to make a difference, and maybe even help get the LDP senate candidate up.

More soon.

4 responses to Should I run for the LDP in Forrest?

  1. Duncan;

    I know exactly how you feel. Last Friday I wasn’t going to do anything. On Saturday I said I’d run for Solomon, on Sunday the election was called and today I arranged to fly to Darwin tomorrow.

    Do it. You know you want to. And see if you can whistle up some of that mad web 2.0 money, we’re going to need it! 🙂

  2. Also, my new campaign website is up and running:

  3. Duncan,

    I really hope you do run. You being on the ballot may help the LDP get a WA Senator.

    This may be very important considering that control of the Senate may revert back to minor parties.

    The question is which minor parties?

    Again thanks to Jaques for running in Solomon.

  4. Hi Duncan. Good to hear you’re thinking of helping out… and I certainly hope that you do. There is nothing else you could do for the party that would help more (other than a big bag of money).

    For every additional HoR seat we run in 90,000 extra people see the LDP on their ballot paper, a few more people will investigate classical liberal ideas, our profile will be lifted a bit more and the message will be carried a bit further.

    If you want to chat more about your thinking, feel free to call me (0404 044561) or contact any other member of the LDP.