Originally Posted by Burgey
We had one
Anyone who can start with a slender majority and successfully campaign in the midst of a severe recession against a policy they'd actively supported less than 10 years beforehand and win, is a political genius; while his policy and parliamentary performances are impeccable.
Mind you, imagine trying to push that reform agenda through in today's climate.
won that election against a half-wit who thought it would be a good idea to campaign on the basis of a new tax and work for the dole scheme - total ****wit
A better indication of Keating's "connection" to the electorate could be found in his defeat by Howard - the latter was a standing joke until he became PM but won because people simply didnt want Keating at any price