Saturday, October 9, 2004

Three More Years

Of "Honest" John Howard. I'm just thrilled to bits.. no, really. (HTML needsa 'sarcasm' tag.)

The writing was on the wall pretty early, and it already looks like Laboris going to go backwards in the House of Reps, which is specially bad afterthe resounding defeat last time. Primary vote is less than 40%.

It's very obvious that the Libs have run a masterful campaign, and Labora pretty lacklustre one. It was very unlikely that they were going to gain the13 odd seats needed for Government, and that has borne out today. I've said this before, and I'll say it again. The Liberals have a much better'brains trust' running their party. Better campaign advisors, betterresearchers, and honestly, better politicians. It's very clear if you watchquestion time that the Libs are all over Labor.

The only positive to come out of this is that the Greens have increasedtheir vote to over 7%, mostly at the expense of the Democrats.

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