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    Labor should've just cut Kevin off at the neck and discarded the body after he lost his role as PM. He's obviously been hell-bent on getting back in and has been behind a number of the issues plaguing the party since.

    Can't believe it's come to the point where we have to consider him being back in office...so incredibly dumb. Meanwhile the Libs can just sit back and say nothing while the political points rack themselves up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Can't scull a pot as well, either. Not many who can, tbf.
    forget the vote this is the real way to sort out rudd v gillard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    I really don't know why most politicians haven't seemed to pick this up, or at least successfully come across that way. People like openness and honestly. I don't know anyone who likes political doublespeak and equivocation. It's kind of ironic really that the most fundamental aspect of a politicians job is public relations, yet they lack even the most basic social skills to know that people are completely repelled by obvious insincerity.
    Youre kidding!

    I'd wager that most Australians consider the majority of pollies to be complete bull**** artists

    Bob Hawke couldnt lie straight in bed - he knew it, we knew it and yet the electorate liked him enough to make him the 3rd longest serving PM in history

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    Gillard is probably about the best headkicker you can find. It's what she's good at and what she's done well ever since becoming an MP. What she's not been good at is the transition from headkicker to statesman. Keating is probably the best model for how to do that. Gillard's problem is that she listens too closely to her minders.

    The problem for both Gillard and Rudd is that people have stopped listening. We're engaged now because it's a national soap opera, but regardless of who wins we're going to switch off from federal politics again on Tuesday.


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    Yeah GIllard just has no connection with the people. It's down to a whole host of things - people don't trust her and think she's ruthless (carbon tax, and the way she came to the leadership), she has no authority (having never won an election in her own right), and she's just viewed as one-dimensional (no kids, no known interests outside politics). Each of those things in isolation is no problem. But together...

    There's just no connection there - not even on a "I don't like her but I respect her" level (she'll never be a Margaret Thatcher).

    People just switch off.

    Well, I do anyway
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    I think Ian Chappell always says: "do what your opponents least want".

    On this score, Coalition supporters (me included) least want Rudd to return, and dearly want Gillard to stay.

    Rudd this rockstar appeal, this teflon coating - even when confronted with the evidence, the public just don't want to believe that the guy is abusive, and has no managerial ability. He drifts above the fray on the campaign trail. By contrast, Gillard is the only person on Labor's side who can make the most polarising figure in Australian politics (Abbott) look very likely to become the next Prime Minister.

    So, Ian Chappell's vote would go to Rudd is what I am saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Youre kidding!

    I'd wager that most Australians consider the majority of pollies to be complete bull**** artists

    Bob Hawke couldnt lie straight in bed - he knew it, we knew it and yet the electorate liked him enough to make him the 3rd longest serving PM in history
    ? That's not against the point I was making.

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    chappell would end up voting for warne anyway

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    also when is Tim Mathieson hosting his press conference and going on the campaign trail. Men

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    The word in Canberra is that the faceless thugs that run the party are calling around and promising to end careers if people vote for Kevin. Pre-selection will be stripped. One ALP member is said to have threatened to resign after getting the call. Factions are now claiming there is a 'rift' between them.

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    Secret ballot though, isn't it?

    In which case, I'd tell the faceless men and men with faces, what they want to hear in regards voting intentions

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    I think Ian Chappell always says: "do what your opponents least want".

    On this score, Coalition supporters (me included) least want Rudd to return, and dearly want Gillard to stay.

    Rudd this rockstar appeal, this teflon coating - even when confronted with the evidence, the public just don't want to believe that the guy is abusive, and has no managerial ability. He drifts above the fray on the campaign trail. By contrast, Gillard is the only person on Labor's side who can make the most polarising figure in Australian politics (Abbott) look very likely to become the next Prime Minister.

    So, Ian Chappell's vote would go to Rudd is what I am saying.
    Ritchie says that, not Chappell ftr.

    Though I guess Chappell may also say it...
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