South Australia

Jan 9, 2012

What are you waiting for, Mike? SA says it’s time to go

Mike Rann ended his premiership a diminished figure, as they all mostly do. The price to be paid for a prolonged period in power is people inevitably grow sick of you, writes Des Ryan of InDaily.

Mike Rann ended his premiership a diminished figure, as they all mostly do. The price to be paid for a prolonged period in power is people inevitably grow sick of you.

Regardless of how highly you once rated in the opinion polls, public enthusiasm cools by degrees until only defeat and exile will satisfy the mob. It is one of the charms of democracy.

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3 thoughts on “What are you waiting for, Mike? SA says it’s time to go

  1. Meski

    Isobel’s problems, I think, stem from her taking strategy lessons from Abbott – opposing for its own sake, and form policies the same way.

  2. meghan b

    The likelihood of these predictions of Rann staying on coming true is pretty low, given that the South Australian ALP website already has a profile of the new candidate for Ramsay up under the electorate’s page: http://www.sa.alp.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=196&Itemid=167

  3. zut alors

    ‘For the Rann of those safari-suited Dunstan days to rise to the premiership was beyond my imagination.’

    Back then I had a nodding acquaintance with Rann and thought he had premiership ambition tattooed in capital letters across his forehead. As Dunstan’s press secretary he acquired the skills to navigate through and around the political system. Rann was cunning and I never doubted he’d get there.

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