I’m a bit annoyed with myself, actually. Although I spent ten hours in the rain yesterday handing out Greens HTVs, I didn’t point out anything particularly useful to prospective voters. What I should’ve been saying is things like “What are the Liberals going to cut to pay for their prisons and stamp duty promises?” and “Annoyed with Labor over poor public transport? Let them know by voting Green – the Libs are even worse!”
The infuriating thing is that Labor did run a negative campaign – but on irrelevant stupid crap like Baillieu’s background. They should’ve run one on the late costings, and the piss-poor explanation the Liberals have given for how they’re going to fund their terrible policies. Far too many people appear to have voted Liberal without thinking about that.
Fellow Victorians, prepare for serious pain if the News Ltd party – disingenuous election-day editorial notwithstanding, the Libs owe a lot to Rupert for four years of utter bullshit about the state of Victoria – gets over the line.