What do you think of the Greens' performance during this election campaign?
Personally, I've noticed a much greater emphasis on a coordinated publicity advance including billboards, TV ads and print advertising focused on the point that they're a viable alternative voice, not too divorced from the mainstream as to be irrelevant to middle Australia, and not a wasted vote.
With their appeal gradually broadening beyond inner-city lefties, and the disappointment of Labor's social/climate policies against an equally unambitious Coalition, Bob Brown and co are turning their eye ever more toward the mainstream. This is good, I think.
But it seems they have a lot of loose ends to tighten before they can really match the two major parties in terms of the consistency and clarity of their message. I've noticed little glitches in their pamphlet copy for example that seem either very poorly written or just ineffectual and potentially counterproductive (like Richard Di Natale's bio ending in 'Go Tigers'). The Greens MPs website also has a lolcat 404 error which just begs for the public and the media not to take them seriously.
Thoughts? Anyone involved with the Greens?