Aug 9, 2013

Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Now we find out how the recruitment of Peter Beattie came about. Plus other bite-sized morsels of the campaign.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

Campaign reading: The recruitment of the latest star candidate. Dennis Atkins has another of his insightful pieces in the Courier Mail this morning explaining how the recruitment of former Queensland premier Peter Beattie as PM Kevin Rudd’s captain’s choice came about. His “Party Games: It’s a big show, but recruiting the media tart could turn sour for Rudd” explains how when the Labor team looked at polling from Queensland a couple of weeks ago there was a glaring problem: while seats like Brisbane and Bonner on the bayside were very winnable, Forde to the capital’s south was not.

“Rudd and his strategist Bruce Hawker tossed the problem around, and Hawker suggested Beattie might be the answer.

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5 thoughts on “Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

  1. klewso

    Do you reckon Jones would seek out someone – to publicise their views – who thought a Rudd policy would work?

  2. shepherdmarilyn

    Who cares, I have boycotted the whole wretched thing and will find a house brick to mark 1 on the ballot.

  3. shepherdmarilyn

    But Klewso it is not a policy, it is illegal criminal human trafficking to win votes.

  4. klewso

    I didn’t say it was right – unfortunately it is popular. The electorate has made a deal, and traded it’s core for fear.
    You can’t do anything in Opposition – except play martyr.

    Remember the last Murdoch Election Stunt? Pulling the team of the “show-buses”?
    They can’t afford that now – Abbott has to win this, it may be “Murdoch’s Last Stand”?
    So, now they’re all aboard “The You’re Unreal Tony Stunt Bus” …. sing the chorus
    “Got me daughters on the bus,
    Look at me me me,
    Me me me.
    Got the daughters on the bus,
    Vote for me me me
    I’m the Unreal Tony!”

  5. klewso

    Pessimism has been installed/inveigled as the national past-time.
    Women and men can compete on equal footing – for the same “purse”. There’s no advantage in the innate gender “strengths” pertaining to either.
    It is literally, the one game “the whole family can play” – there is no (gender) Monopoly.

    A large lump of the populace is quite happy at allowing themselves to be made to feel apprehensive and “scared shitless” – it validates their prejudices, opinions and their sense of being right (“Told you so!”).

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