I don't know if you went to any of the hustings meetings, Russell, but I was surprised at how impressive Andrew Little was at the Wellington one. He was forceful, fluent, with a droll wit, & amidst somewhat predictable speeches & responses, he was memorable, both in what he said & how he said it. I came away thinking that the dirty tricks machine will not be able to get to him quite so easily. Looking at his record whilst considering my vote, there was plenty enough to agree & disagree with, which is how things go with labour parties & leaders ; in the end, it seemed to me that he was better equipped to deal to what is risibly known as our current government. I still think that.