How did this man become electable?


Thursday, 29 July 2010   State of the parties   13 comments 

the real deciding issue of this election is stability – or, to put it more bluntly, which party can show it’s the least dysfunctional to run the government.


Monday, 26 July 2010   Key posts, State of the parties   12 comments 

Standing for nothing is bad enough, but if you are so unstable that you can’t even keep to your head of government under the slightest pressure, then that is something else.

Labor’s ad may look positive, but it is actually an attack ad – against a Labor government

Everyone has enthused at how “clinical” and clean was the surgical removal of Rudd, but that is usually what happens when you operate on a corpse.

Gillard’s ‘inclusiveness’ comes from owing her backers a favour for their support.

Rudd touched a raw nerve of how Labor, especially in NSW, understands its decline.

An election to fill the gap

Tuesday, 13 July 2010   Tactics   9 comments 

Gillard’s main agenda is to provide real backflips rather than the wishy-washy backflips of Rudd’s.

The East Timor political class may have its problems, but compared to ours they are now looking cool enough to leave it swinging in the breeze.

Gillard claims to want to move away from political correctness on asylum seekers, but in fact her entire approach to the issue shares the assumption of the politically correct left; namely that concerns about it are such a powerful inflammatory force in the electorate that it must be indulged and made a big deal of.