Its over for Rudd
From the Andrew Bolt column today at the Herald Sun site--
KEVIN Rudd is finished. Few voters now want to hear him, and fewer still believe him.
They see through Rudd now and he can never recover. It’s over.
Labor itself admitted this hard truth on Monday, after the Nielsen survey showed the Rudd Government heading for a landslide defeat, with just 47 per cent support to the Coalition’s 53.
Rudd himself and half a dozen of his ministers all responded to this news with an identical and workshopped line - suggesting that however bad you thought Rudd, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott surely had to be worse.
Or as the Prime Minister put it: “If what we see in the polls today is reflected on election day, Mr Abbott would be the next Prime Minister of Australia ... I don’t believe Australian families are prepared to risk their future with Tony Abbott.”
This now is Labor’s central election pitch, a last-ditch attempt to tear down Abbott with anything they can think of.
He’s Catholic. He’s “phony Tony”. He’s the “mad monk”. He wears lycra. He hates women. He’ll take away your penalty rates.
That, I’m afraid, is all Labor has got left. It cannot sell Rudd, and must hope instead to destroy Abbott, which leaves the election to be decided essentially on how well Abbott can survive the battering.
It continues but I think you get the message.