I don’t get it. Howard said 12 years ago that he’d serve only 1½ terms in office. That was at the start of his run as
It now all comes out that Howard’s promise has been broken – Yee Gods! Howard Broke A Promise!! – and now via a “media leak”, Costello is seeking retribution. Well that promise was due to be met 5-6yrs ago and only now has Costello raised it publicly? Only now has he had the balls to throw his hat into the ring? The snivelling Costello was not given the leadership as promised because Howard knows he’s a complete twat. A Costello led Liberal Party would get slaughtered at the next election it contests irrespective of the Labor Party leadership and Howard is doing the right thing by the party.
I hate Howard and I hate the Liberal Party, but you have to admit that Howard is a better leader than Costello. Costello has no compassion, no sense of civic duty and no sense of how the vast majority of Australian’s live. He is 100% focused on the budget and the numbers and in his mind if that is all going well, then the country is doing well and the population is happy.
That is so wrong.
This country needs some civic / social reforms. We need to get education and health back on the agenda as top priorities and we need to stop being slaves to the interest rate. The big end of town has had a decade of booming times and its about time that the balance be met with spending and policy to be best directed at the peoples interests rather than corporate
Foreign policy needs to be reversed and our involvement in
This is what will win an election, its only through the incompetence of Beazley and the Labor opposition that this opportunity has not been grasped. Costello will have no chance against any form of organised Labor campaign, so Howard is hanging on. And so he should. He has made this bed and he now can lie in it and reap the results. He will either hang on via another scare campaign or he will be heavily defeated… and even I begrudgingly believe he has earned that right. Costello has no claims on taking that away from Howard.