“With the South Australian election also on a knife-edge, Labor faces the possible loss of two state governments, potentially creating an irresistible momentum for Tony Abbott and the federal Coalition” says Matt Denholm in this morning’s Australian.
Not sure what Matt and his editors at The Oz smoke these days, but to draw the conclusion that Tony Abbott will get on the winning trail federally simply because two Labor governments which are facing the inevitable consequences of longeevity of office, is simply bizarre.
The Labor government on Tasmania is facing a swing against it tomorrow because of local factors – Abbott hasn’t even been here to help out the local Liberals! In South Australia, ditto.
All politics is local as they say – something Denholm and The Oz seem to have conveniently, and in this case absurdly forogetten, in their continued campaign for Abbott and the conservatives.
If Abbott reads anything into Tasmania and South Australia tomorrow he too is smoking something that is doing strange things to his political head!