I was wondering what everyone’s opinion of Getup is? Sure they get a lot of Media but do they actually achieve anything? I was wondering what effect if any Getup had on the out come of the election in the ACT? It seems to me that there was a lot of effort put into trying to make sure that one of the ACT Senate Seats did not get occupied by Garry Humphries in the end he got a quota. The Greens did get 21% up from 18% 2004 but is this just the addition of the Democrats vote? Was it a waste of effort? It seems that the local paid coordinator of Getup is a well known Greens member/supporter, is this the case? If so did this work against the Getup image of being impartial? If they are a front for the Greens then I would have expected a better result for the Greens! They where able to get a hundred or so volunteers to man the booths around town but do you think that these people where the usual suspects that would normally be involved manning booths for other parties?
[ED – I always thought any group that modeled itself on the “success” of MoveOn in bringing down George W Bush was bound to be utterly useless]