HighCast 044 – Nathaniel Smith

Nathaniel is Liberal candidate for upcoming NSW state election in March.

Nathaniel is new to the area and is campaigning on a position of a fresh set of eyes and a safe pair of hands. He talks about wanting to bring his daughters up enjoying the natural beauty that is the highlands and surrounds.

I have a sense that this election will be a close one across the state and within the seat of Wollondilly. On the podcast I got the feeling Nat is trying to differentiate himself from the other center and conservative candidates by appealing to the nostalgic and yearning for the good old days some of us have. I’m not sure if this is the right pitch to an area in which change is inevitable and a candidate who can articulate how they’re going to manage change will have strong appeal, but of course, only time will tell.

Nat is personable, he has politician speak down, but occasionally that breaks and he has a laugh as raucous and joyous and any of us. I hope politics doesn’t take too much of the joy out of him, everyone needs to laugh like Nat. 

My discussion with Nat was the second I’ve had with candidates, more to come, but I’m thankful to Nat for taking the time out to meet with me, an hour long conversation, without the “pitchiness” of normal political ventures is a rare thing.

Thanks Nat.