Does Julia Gillard really believe that because there was no opposition to her during the leadership spill, and therefore she was re-elected unopposed yesterday, that she is still the best person to lead the ALP to the next election, surely she is not that naive. It looks to me like no-one else is game to take on the leadership at this point and become the leader that loses the election. Watch and see how quickly she is replaced after the election.
I don’t suppose you can blame them really, Ms Gillard is the one that has ruined the reputation of this government in the eyes of the Australian people, she is the one that stabbed Kevin Rudd in the back, let her get her just reward by being trounced at the federal election later this year. Why should someone else’s reputation be left in tatters.
I can’t say I was impressed with the way Kevin Rudd handled this situation either, apparently he has principles, he said he would not challenge Ms Gillard again, so he didn’t. Does that mean that we should trust a man who does not put his party and the people of Australia before his word to an unpopular leader, you decide. The ALP is hemorrhaging, it is only a matter of time.
This is yet another nail in the governments coffin, Mr Abbott must be over the moon as it makes his chances all that much better. Before all you ALP supporters get into me know this, yes I am currently a member of the Liberal Party, but I have also been a swinging voter in the past, and probably will be again. I believe in voting for the party that I feel can do the most for our country, in the past that has been the ALP, this year it will Mr Abbott and the Liberal Party, who knows how I will vote after that.
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