Originally Posted by howardj
I didn't watch it, and therefore am not in a position to say who won. I did however follow it on a blog where the overwhelming view was that the worm did the same thing as it did in 2007 - went up just as Rudd began to speak, and went down before Howard barely said anything. Again, that's not a commentary on who actually won, just a commentary on the worm (which unfortunately many out there in punter land take seriously).
I just think it's sad that politics in AUstralia is reduced to that sort of thing.
The worm hit Abbott hard because he didn't really have anything positive to say. The PM spoke well and clearly about a positive change that he wants to make, certainly one that is popular in Sydney, which i am assuming is where the worm people were (for Ch7 at least).