June 14, 2008


Kevin Rudd and Labor's one-term nightmare (Glenn Milne, June 15, 2008, The Sunday Telegraph)

IN THE most private recesses of their minds, some Labor figures are thinking the unthinkable: could Kevin Rudd be a one-term prime minister, the first of the modern era?

Rudd himself has warned that although the Government appears to have a healthy majority on paper, a good number of its seats are held by wafer-thin margins.

But this is a mathematical assessment. What's driving the pessimism - albeit still nascent - in Labor ranks is the Prime Minister's style of political management, his apparently boundless appetite for "gesture politics'' and the increasingly fractured narrative it creates.

...the Left gets to serve only periodically and temporarily for as long as it remains to the Right.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 14, 2008 6:50 PM
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