The Dog’s Bollocks

Truth is like a dog’s bollocks – pretty obvious if you care to look.

ALP Leadership prognostication

Lateline had a story tonight about the prospect of an immanent change in the leadership of the ALP as it is reported that a push is on to draft Kevin Rudd. Thought I’d hark back to a couple of prescient postings on my original blog site back in early October.

Beazley has to go – please no more Howard-Lite

Despite the ALP having a 4 point lead over the Coalition over the last 6 polls, no-one seems to seriously believe that Labor will win the next election. Howard’s battlers are getting pissed off with the Coalition and would vote for Labor if there was any glimmer of hope, or vision, or leadership, or straight talking, none of which Beasley can deliver.

I’ve long thought that Kevin Rudd would be my choice for alternative PM. He has in image issue – a bit nerdy, too clever smarty pants. But he sure can speak concisely and eloquently backed with a razor-sharp intellect.

As I’ve been sitting here blogging, Rudd was interviewed on Lateline. One of the most inspiring messages I’ve heard from any Australian politician in recent times. Apart from when I heard him interviewed about his Christianity on Compass a while back. I’m hoping it is the early sign of a leadership push on Beazley rumoured for November.

Poll paradox

While Labor has a commanding 8 point lead in the latest AC Nielsen/Age poll, Beazley still looks like anything but a winner.

On a two-party prefered basis, the ALP has winning 8-point lead over the Coalition. But it’s not good news for Labor or Kim Beazley. Beazley as preferred prime minister has risen 1 point to 34% – still a whopping 20 points behind Howard.

More disturbing is that 52% of those polled disapprove of Beazley as preferred prime minister. That means a significant proportion of ALP voters don’t approve of him either.

If Labor wants a chance to win the next Federal election Beazley needs to be replaced with someone who can put a voice to the obvious record levels of dissatisfaction most voters feel toward Howard’s government.

You would have heard it here first.

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