Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
An election on my birthday...couldn't have asked for more! What's your opinion on Campbell Newman? (I know it'll be positive
Bloke comes across as the sort of guy who would give the whole electorate blowjobs if he thought it'd get him into office.
Yeah, I think he's a bit of dictator, and pretty arrogant according to the people who have worked with him in City Council and in his days in the Army. That said, he presents as a competent person who won't frighten the horses.
See that Rudd plans to get heavily involved
and use the Election as a springboard for a leadership tilt. I think it's a big mistake on his part. While, as a senior Qld-based Federal MP, it's unrealistic for him to not play any part in the State Election, the reality is that Bligh will get smashed. Best for him to just confine his involvement to the set piece campaign launch but otherwise keep his distance.
Having said all that, do you know that the Conservatives have not actually won an Election up here since Sir Joh in 1987! They didn't actually win outright in 1996, but rather won power in a by-election. So yeah, she's been a long time between drinks!