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Thread: Julia Gillard vs Kevin Rudd

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    There is a need for another party in Australia. To keep the bastards honest .

    Even if he wins the ballot on Monday it is a G-G call and Julia has to resign on her own. He will not win.

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    Speculation is that Rudd only has 26 votes and Julia Goolia has around 60 odd, he will not win. The party hates him but there could be a backlash from the public.

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    I've heard various political commentators saying there might be a third clown to throw its hat into the ring.. Three way contest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy1 View Post
    Speculation is that Rudd only has 26 votes and Julia Goolia has around 60 odd, he will not win. The party hates him but there could be a backlash from the public.
    With such high difference (would have been known to him) why would he even consider? I think there might be more on his side.

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    Rudd is making a statement today at 2pm, he might not actually run he has not even said that he will contest.

    Bill Shorten and Simon Crean could blindside Gillard though. The biggest benefit Julia has is that she currently has the support of the Union bosses - "Faceless Men"

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    Quote Originally Posted by themacedonian View Post
    With such high difference (would have been known to him) why would he even consider? I think there might be more on his side.
    So do I. How many of the caucus, front bench etc are looking down the camera and saying that they are supporting Julia and come ballot time will vote for Rudd (or someone else)? That will keep the pressure off them between now and the ballot and allegedly some of the back bench are getting threatened with cancellation of their pre selection next time around if they don't tow the party line. So why not go with the party flow and at the last minute, switch horses. It wouldn't be much of a reach for a polly to say one thing and do the opposite, would it?

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    Interesting speech but the ALP are in all sorts of trouble. I never knew Abbot was so keen on an Angloshpere, might be some extra votes for him come next election

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    The race is on. So which horse is going to win? The public is once again taken for a ride.

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    You'd have a better chance of picking the next Melbourne Cup winner than you would on backing who's going to win on Monday

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    Quote Originally Posted by themacedonian View Post
    The race is on. So which horse is going to win? The public is once again taken for a ride.
    Harder to pick than a broken nose
    Last edited by Elliott70; 02-24-2012 at 04:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagon View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by themacedonian View Post
    With such high difference (would have been known to him) why would he even consider? I think there might be more on his side.
    That, and the fact he is trying to use the public support he has.
    People prefer him there's no denying it.
    Labor would be stupid to not vote him to the top job again.

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    Anthony Albanese has thrown his support behind Rudd.

    Latest galaxy poll.
    52% prefer Rudd
    26% prefer Gillard
    6 out of 10 voters believe he was removed unfairly
    Half believe she has failed to deliver

    It's ironic she is publicly accusing him of being treacherous given what she did to get the top job in the first place.



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