An apology is apparently forthcoming for something that happened fifty years ago and members of the current government did not support, but not for the intervention of six months ago that the members of the current government did.
On paper the Liberals look to be in with a chance next time, it looks like they only need a 2% swing to return to power. However, in reality the Liberals position owes more to an uninspiring campaign from Labor than objective conditions, which should become more obvious as Rudd consolidates power.
Blaming Howard for lying for some people became much easier than dealing with their own political weaknesses.
Tuesday, 27 November 2007 State of the parties Comments Off
It will be some time before the significance of Rudd’s highly revealing victory speech becomes apparent.
Howard could use Costello as a pretend challenger to manage the party’s dilemma in wanting an alternative but not knowing what it is. That strategy has now collapsed and the dilemma has now come out in what to do about Malcolm Turnbull.
For a party that had just lost its leader and completed a rout from every government in the country for the first time ever, the Liberals were in a remarkably sanguine mood last night.
At a guess then, this blog thinks Labor will win comfortably with 87 seats, a majority of 24.
Anyone who has just arrived to this election from overseas and was reading all of this would think that Labor’s support has been rising during the campaign.
Howard is right in saying that Labor is a friend to terrorism is not part of his campaign. The question is, why not?
On the politics, neither of them was that bad, they sounded sincere when they talked up the Labor scare.
When they didn’t sound sincere was when they talked about each other.