Malcolm is gone goose. For those conservatives who wish to see him lose the election, you will regret having what you wish for. There is no possible positive seeing Bill in the Lodge for the next three (six) years. A catastrophe in every way possible. What has astonished me has been just how weak Malcolm has been that has made this more than possible. This, from Andrew Bolt, does not surprise me. It’s filed under Labor surges:
I am hearing that there has been a surge to Labor, so bad that Malcolm Turnbull could be left with a majority of just two seats – a disaster that could finish him. Control of the Senate will be lost for a generation or more.
Laurie Oakes on Channel Nine is also reporting more support for Labor in the marginal seats.
And how has Malcolm Turnbull been campaigning lately? He’s spent more than a week talking about Medicare – a Labor issue – and spent a whole day going to the handover of Aboriginal land. He also infuriated his base by saying Australia was “invaded” and by hosting an end of Ramadan meal with Waleed Aly and Muslim representatives, some of whom believe in stoning adulterers and vilifying gays.
This is Turnbull’s strategy of taking the base for granted taken to ludicrous extremes.
To talk of “Turnbull’s strategy” is to give him more credit than he deserves. He is an incompetent clunk and can only be elected because of the people whose value he is incapable of understanding are there with him. But even if he wins, he will be gone within half a year. He will be gone because he now has no followers. He is too dull-witted to understand this himself, but he will be done over. You can elect him PM and see the Liberal Party renewal happen while in government. There is no need to elect Labor and then wait.
For another view of how pathetic Turnbull has turned out to be, there is this article by David Flint from Quadrant Online: The Withering of Malcolm Turnbull. He gets Malcolm right but I think misses the fact that everyone now gets Malcolm right.
The strategy has to be to get the Libs over the line and then see Malcolm turfed out before the year comes to an end. Whatever he may think, the Turnbull agenda is comprehensively dead. In fact, with Tony gone and Malcolm in his place, the renewal on the right that is taking place across the world which Tony was leading, will now take place in Australia later than anywhere else.