Narratives in 2007 v 2008 - just
a little tweaking ...
John Howard Kevin Rudd is a conviction politician.
Howard Rudd has smashed Labor's the Coalition's progressive
blue-collar urban-rural axis - possibly forever
- and has such a firm grip on
the middle Australian psyche that dislodging him appears all but impossible.
The Australian electorate is pragmatic,
conservative progressive, something the Liberal
Labor Party instinctively
knows but Labor the Liberal Party still does not grasp. Julia
Gillard is simply too left-wing for embodies the core
aspirations of the Australian electorate.
Labor's The Liberals'
problems are many
and serious. The membership numbers are disastrously low and the structure
moribund; they have trouble attracting talent and preselect too many union
officials used car dealers.
what they stand for, and they will not again sit in the Treasury benches until
they have moved to the
right left, formulated
policy and ceased playing left wing all
sorts of populist politics.
The contrast between the government and opposition
front-benches is stark and depressing for the
Wayne Swan is
the unimaginative, cloned machine-men, with no life experience outside politics,
who infest today's ALP a battle-hardened and reliable political
operator who works ferociously to master a brief. Robert McClelland is so free of allure and such an incredibly
boring speaker that it is a mystery why he entered politics in the first place
possesses a first-class mind and laconic gravitas that sits well in an
Attorney-General. Just two examples of Labor's factional inbreeding
The other side could not be more different. Take
Minister Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson. No matter what you think of
him, you must admit he is a talented politician of the first order
wouldn't know his arse from his elbow.
And Malcolm Turnbull is
just one example
of the constant renewal that is the hallmark of the Liberal Party the
only Liberal who can count past ten without removing his shoes. Little wonder his party is always
brimming with energy, ideas and momentum destined to remain in
opposition for at least a decade.
The Liberal Party Labor has the nous to preselect
top quality local candidates like Jackie Kelly David Bradbury in
Lindsay, a classic Howard Rudd Sydney seat containing the sorts
of ordinary voters Labor the Liberal Party has not a clue
Hughes, Danna Vale is typical of the
knockabout, hardworking candidates
twits the Libs invariably put up, and the fact that someone of her calibre can
rise through the
preselection process is just one reason the government
opposition has enjoyed such
electoral success is in such diabolical
Labor Liberal party is such a
rabble its prognosis appears close to ternimal terminal.