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Sep 3, 2013

Campaign scorecard: Rudd and Abbott battle via ABC proxy

Crikey asks the sharpest political commentators which leader got the best of the campaigning day yesterday, plus we track where the leaders are and what cash promises they’ve made …

Crikey asks the sharpest political commentators which leader got the best of the campaigning day yesterday, plus we track where the leaders are and what cash promises they’ve made … 

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  1. Will

    Where are all the respectable conservatives? It seems you throw a mic at the boorish cheerleaders just for balance. Fancy celebrating lack of sophistication or insight on foreign policy because it lacks cut through with downscale marginal voters.

  2. Pedantic, Balwyn

    “Crikey asked the sharpest political commentators etc” so how come Ian Brown got a guernsey? I wouldn’t expect him to pat Rudd on the back, but as least he could have the grace to acknowledge a solid, but very overdue, performance from the PM yesterday. However these guys are now beyond any rational analysis as hubris overtakes them ahead of the predicted crushing victory. I’ll support Labor on Saturday if only to register one vote against these folk who seem think they are entitled to run the country.

  3. Will

    Well said Pedantic.

    It’s disappointing to read such small-bore partisanship, when Labor’s performance has been such that it would be easy to award the Coalition a victory without such hackery.

    Movement conservatives apparently have two modes these days, unrestrained hysteria at the injustice of them not being in power, which is only interrupted occasionally by brief bouts of wound-licking introspection, and then complete moral certainty and shrieking triumphalism about their impending victory.

    This sense of raw entitlement and the epistemic closure that surrounds it is seriously scary. I worry about the children these people raise.

  4. CML

    I’m with you, Pedantic! Make that two votes!!

  5. zut alors

    Meantime Abbott hides from a Q&A forum.

    Perhaps the hyperactive pollsters should ask the question: would you prefer a Prime Minister who can string a meaningful sentence together?

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