So the big day is upon us. Who will win? I am still saying Howard by a greatly reduced margin. Kev is not a leader, he is a walking cacophony of (bad) bumper stickers with a distinct lack of ability to answer a question. Still….He is not Mark Latham….remember that lunatic? I stand amazed that the Australian people seem to have quickly forgotten that the very same…the EXACT SAME people who told us 4 years ago Latham was the messiah (who in reality ought to have been locked up), are now telling us Kevin Rudd is.
I myself will not be voting Liberal this time, my local candidate is an unworthy twit. I will be voting Family First, the only other even vaguely conservative candidate in this electorate. Yes I know my preferences will trickle down to the Liberal candidate, but hopefully enough people are annoyed by his amazing disloyalty to the party to at least make it obvious in the final count.
I pick Howard by around 3 seats. I also suspect the Greens may gain the balance in the senate, therefore making any progress over the next four years bloody impossible. I hope I am wrong and their vote drops even lower than last time, but they have run a successful campaign to scare the shit out of the self loathing city dwelling lefty set. Does anyone else find it odd that the Greens power base is always centered around city electorates?
As for the campaign…what a joke. On the one hand we have had Howard lurching from one disaster (Tony Abbot being forced to apologize for –>insert misdeed here<-- a bunch of Liberal idiots printing fake pamphlets ect, ect) and Rudd has said bugger all that wasn't stolen from sloganeers. I'm surprised I haven't heard him say "No blood for oil", or "Pick flowers not fights" yet. The man seems incapable of verbalizing his very own opinion on any bloody thing. Oh, wait, he did have an opinion on getting kicked out of a strip joint while blind drunk one evening. "I can't remember". Probably the only honest opinion he has offered since being given the ALP's top job about a year ago.
If Rudd does win, watch Julia Gillard transform from an inoffensive "please everybody" type to a screeching bitch from hell.
Feel free to come and gloat tomorrow evening if I am proven wrong about my prediction.
Don't expect an answer or accuse me of sour grapes if you do though, I have to work and won't be able to respond until Sunday.