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Old 1st Sep 2013, 22:08
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I suspect though, that there'll be quite a few who'll fall into the trap of voting Labor "so the Libs don't win by too much".
I hope they don't win by too much. Every time either party wins by a landslide (particularly in the states) they get a 'born to rule' complex and make dicks of themselves for the next three years.

The ALP need to work towards bringing back some of these Green voters. Most of them are disaffected Labor anyway, and it's a sad indictment on the current party when they can alienate both their left and right wing supporters at the same time.
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Old 1st Sep 2013, 22:08
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When the election is over, I predict Rudd will be gone within a week.
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Old 1st Sep 2013, 22:13
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He should resign on the night !
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Old 1st Sep 2013, 22:43
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And pay for the bye election that will follow.
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Old 1st Sep 2013, 23:12
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AM this morning was reporting from Kevni's electorate.

About 80% of those interviewed on the street were anti-Kev; including an apparently high proportion who claimed to be life-long labor voters, "but not this time".
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 00:24
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This is election is shaping up to bear a striking similarity to the QLD govt elections last year. Can only hope it doesn't wind up the same way in terms of ruthless slash and burn for its own sake.
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 00:34
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Rudd is getting desperate.
Listen to your instincts': Rudd's plea


PM appeals to wavering voters who have

doubts about voting for Tony Abbott"
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 01:14
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They always say that the polls tighten just before the election. They appear to be correct. It's like the noose tightening around Labor's neck! The Australian newspoll has Abbott now leading Krudd as preferred PM and the ALP margin dropping to below the levels that Gillard had in March.
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 01:26
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I think that the reason we're not seeing too many Labor luminaries in public at the moment is because they're all beavering away on their laptops trying to be first to get the book deal on the 'tell all' exposes each and every one of them is writing. They'll all be self-serving in the extreme - and horribly inaccurate - but one common thread I'd be very surprised not to find in damn near all of them will be a merciless - and well-deserved - lambasting of Kevin Rudd.

I read the letter Michael Smith has sent to the Chancellor of Adelaide University. To call it 'interesting' would be an understatement. It remains to be seen how rusted-on a True Leftie the Chancellor is as to whether he'll bin it. My guess is that 99% of academia is so far up its own collective huggy fluff arse he'll ignore it, believing with all his heart that such accusations could never be true - or that he'll later claim he never received the letter.
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 01:43
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Oh yes, I don't think history will be kind to Rudd.

I'll even go as far as saying that I think Gillard will be written up in a better light,
solely because she had to contend with Rudd destabilizing her PM ship.
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 01:57
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My daughter said to me yesterday that Gillard was "handed a poisoned chalice". I replied that a better description was that she had all too eagerly snatched and stolen said poisoned chalice.

It will be interesting if some Labor insider ever publishes all the details of what Rudd got up to in poisoning JEG's chalice during his time in the political wilderness. I suspect that if all the details ever do come to light, even the Labor true believers will be somewhat disenchanted by Kevni.

Am I the only one who'll be breaking a self-imposed rule on Saturday night? I am allowing myself to make an exception - I will not switch channels when Kevni comes on screen to make his concession speech. I know it will be thickly laced with unpronounceable words and unintelligible, overly complex phrases, maybe even with a few tears thrown in; I know it will be self-serving and a hopeless attempt to re-write history; but at the end, one way or another, he'll have to say that magic phrase...

...and now folks, I've gotta zip.
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 03:43
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I don't know but watching Rudd and co yesterday saying things can be bought back and they still have a chance is starting to remind me of Baghdad Bob in the closing days of the Iraqi war.
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 03:49
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That was the impression that I got when watching him at the Labor launch. "We ain't defeated. We can do this!" - yeah, six more days. What makes him think he can do in 6 days to undo the damage of the previous 6 years?
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 05:00
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I replied that a better description was that she had all too eagerly snatched and stolen said poisoned chalice.
whilst at the same time inserting all four trotters very firmly in the trough, at the deep end.
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 08:24
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Am I the only one who'll be breaking a self-imposed rule on Saturday night? I am allowing myself to make an exception - I will not switch channels when Kevni comes on screen to make his concession speech.
The pain of listening to Rudd concede the ALP has lost in a landslide will be overtaken by an exquisite feeling of self satisfaction knowing that the most inept government in my lifetime has been defeated.

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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 08:28
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I saw the Poll results tonight on the news.

They showed a graph of Rudd's Preferred PM status,
now over taken by, of all people, Abbott !!!

Can you believe, the guy no one liked now preferred PM ?????

The other numbers did not look good for Rudd either.

About the only number looking as it might help Rudd is
the percentage of undecided voters - or as I say those who
are still coming to grips with possibly having to vote for Abbott !
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 08:48
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I am airborne as I type this, heading home....and looking forward to two things. Taking my disabled son to vote in his first Federal election, and explaining to him on the day how the Greens think all boat people should have a house, but he can't get one, unless I buy it for him...and

watching Rudd and the rest of his trough swilling mates in defeat.....
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 08:51
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Oh yes, I don't think history will be kind to Rudd.
Well, I don't know about that...there are many that still revere Whitlam! I'm sure it won't be long until we hear stories lamenting "Australia's loss" when Rudd was removed too early...
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 09:04
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Perhaps kevvys last concession will be .... " "But the bottom line is, the measures, at the end of the day, were not sufficient, and let's just be frank about that."
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 11:05
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Five days left and I am getting seriously worried, I really thought that Abbott would of made a giant clanger by now and showed the people his true credentials,
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