Originally Posted by howardj
Hawke had an extremely high profile and was a well-known public figure, as the President of the ACTU. As for Bracks, that's in the State sphere - people aren't as cautious.
The electorate is very cautious at the Federal level. Further evidence of that is that there have only been four changes of Government in the last 57 years.
So what's your point, again? Don't expect the government to change hands. Don't promote somebody more competent to lead the party. Don't ever try a woman, and choose the man most likely to echo the government's policies. Watch Beazley lose again. OK, I think I've got it.