Was Julie Bishop 'robbed'?
Reading reports in the aftermath of last week's Liberal Party leadership fiasco, one can't help but think that Julie Bishop was robbed.
One reporter said that the only reason Ms Bishop was not chosen as the new Liberal leader was because she is a woman.
YourLifeChoices members also stated that she was the preferred leader – by quite the margin, too.
Yet, the Libs went with what you said was your least preferred option.
How could the party get it so wrong?
It cannot be denied that Ms Bishop has the resume to stand as Australia's leader.
Her presence on the global stage is arguably unequalled in Australian history, and her popularity, image and approach to politics would almost undoubtedly have led the Libs out of the quagmire they now find themselves.
Even Bill Shorten admitted that he would have had a bigger fight on his hands with Ms Bishop as the Coalition's chief.
So, do you think Ms Bishop was robbed? Would she have been able to restore your faith in the system? Do you think she was not chosen simply because she is a woman? Would you like to see her run for PM in the future?