Originally Posted by howardj
Will be a great contest in the Federal sphere next year. Whatever people think about Beazley, he does have what Opposition leaders need when the public is cheesed off with the incumbent - a safe pair of hands. People perceive him as relatively 'safe'. He doesn't frighten the horses, like Latham.
If you start going on about that frightening the horses stuff again, I'm going to kill you in your sleep.
I personally think Howard is likely to run again. Even if he doesn't, it's far from a done deal that Labor will win. Personally I can't see Labor making up the ground in real terms, and all the polls are telling us exactly the same thing we've seen in between the last two elections, Mid-term, the Libs are on the nose, but when it comes to the actual vote, things change very fast. Yeah, I know things are a bit different this time around, which is why I think Labor will definitely claw back, instead of the Libs increasing their majority like last time.