Searching for the ‘perfect’ govt
Is there a squeaky clean government? What are the expectations of an electorate from a government? What parameters are used to judge the performance of a government? Is the electorate telegraphing to the People’s Partnership Government that they will be voted out come 2015?
I ask these questions purely as an armchair commentator and at best an amateur critic.
To my simple mind it appears as though our pattern of politics and voting is akin to a cacophony of musical chairs and political gymnastics.
Aside from the Robinson-led government, the others have been accused of missteps, misdeeds and malfeasance. They were voted out rather than the opposition elected into government.
The voters seem to be searching for that one party that could deliver utilising the straight, narrow and transparent path. But let us be mindful that the losing parties always held on to their traditional seats, 2010 being an aberration.
There seems to be that percentage of voters who are either disgruntled, apathetic or very discerning in their choice of candidate.
History will show that we are a two-party state, tribal based. We keep vacillating from government to government searching for that elusive dream.
So come 2015 we are preparing to change hands but not the deck— same ole same ole!