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EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl on – Election 2013 – Growl No: 33 – When the she cat is away – you’d think the other side would come out & play –

April 8, 2013
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– Election 2013  – Growl No: 33 –
– When the she cat is away –
– you’d think the other side would come out & play –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 8th Apr 2013|
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There has been so much focus on Gillard and her Cabinet’s failings for such a long time.   In all that time the attention on and given to Tony Abbott has been about as dim as it gets – Abbott has had to do nothing to attain the political standing he has – it has all been on the back of Gillards choices and poor policy options.

Gillard left for China over the weekend and will be there for most of the week – and while Gillard is away the Abbott opportunity to shine and step into the light has not happened.

Why is that?

Is Abbott so scared to step forward and seize the moment, is he frightened that by making himself a target he will risk more than he will gain?

Does he think he will fumble the ball at the very time when it will all fall to him if he just sits back and waits for Australia to dump Gillard?  If so – he risks more than he knows.

Is the ALP such a destroyed force that the electorate will vote for anyone that stands up as the alternative?

Abbott has to prove he is worthy and in this week where he could do so much to prove his worth and value to so many disenfranchised Australians looking for Leadership – his choice is to remain shielded in his bat enclave proving nothing to those who think he might be the real deal as the alternate PM.

Abbott is someone that follows – this site has advocated all along that he is not the inspiration this Nation needs – he does not provide that strength of purpose, that vision of hope, that motivation to believe.   He has been and always be someone that walks the middle ground and never takes a risk.

His position as Opposition Leader happened on the swing of one (1) vote – and up against the pathetic Gillard Leadership, anybody could win the next election if they were Leader at the time.

The oncoming election is the ‘drover’s dog’ equation all over again.

Will someone tap Abbott on the shoulder as Bob Hawke did to Bill Hayden?

Surely this Nation deserves the best possible option available and the question about Abbott’s leadership skills have always been a question mark.

Should it be Turnbull – a sulking ex Liberal Leader who wanted to pack his ‘bat and ball’ and run off after Abbott beat him by that single vote.   This from a man who had the party fight tooth and nail to get him preselected for his safe ‘Wentworth’ electorate.

Howard had to talk him down from his resignation position – why … if he wanted to be PM – what sort of man sulks off after a caucus room defeat?

Turnbull is damaged goods because of that – and the reasons that led to the Leadership spill to begin with.   Yet – he is still the most eminently qualified among all those on the Opposition front bench – who else is could it be?

So the question remains – in Gillard’s absence who can and is best qualified to lead this Nation? Should it be the match up so many wanted in the lead up to the 2010 election:

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  1. Barry M
    April 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    If Turnbull he is as intelligent as people like to make him out to be how come he still believes in global warming with all the evidence now pointing in the opposite direction. Turnbull wants an ETS so his good mates can trade credits and he can make another $100m for himself.
    He presents well and is highly capable but he leaves me with the feeling that he is in for his own well being and not for the betterment of all Australians

  2. April 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I agree Barry M … but who else is there? If you run down that Opposition Bench and try to find someone you could respect and accep as a PM … who is there.

    As for Rudd – he is also damaged beyond redemption by his own words … it would hav eto be one of the four who exited a few weeks ago, Bowen, Kim Carr, Ferguson, or Crean …

    I’m looking for clean unmuddied and clean waters here and everybody that can be considered has been pissin’ in their own drinking water …

    Being forced to have medioricy for Leadership for three years does not inspire to have it all over again …

  3. Barry M
    April 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Harry, I don’t disagree with parts of your take on Abbott. He is a plodder at times, but at least he is an HONEST plodder. However right now, after 6 years of rabid socialism and putrid dishonesty we need a steady hand at the wheel to get things back on track, to settle things down. We don’t need to be shooting for every mans dream from day one. The important things to be done are the basics, such as securing our borders, making unions take responsibility for their actions, stop ridiculous spending on nice to haves, bringing back a balanced budget, making sure Business is pulling its weight etc. In the mean time a visionary within the Libs will start to shine and natural leadership will take care of itself. There are a lot of bright young people in the Coalition, they just need the opportunity, some of the old farts (like me) need to bow out so they can shine through.
    I spent part of my career as what was described as a ‘trouble shooter’ and I can say that in every instance of going into a troubled business the only way to get it out of trouble was to revert to the basics first. Fancy ideas in the first instance would only lead you deeper into the mire.

  4. April 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Excellent comments Barry M,

    You are right to suggest that a ‘steady as she goes’ type might allow Australia to heal a little. I’ll back off a little … but you gotta get him out there taking a few chances … Gillard walks all over him and he doesn’t seem to mind … a bit whimpish for a future PM … almost Billy McMahoan like …

  5. Barry M
    April 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    With that I cannot argue. He needs to verbally sit her on her arse when she starts leaning across the dispatch box mouthing off with statements like…..’bring it on’ and ‘do ya best’. Mind you lard arse Oakes would have a picnic on Ch 9 that night albeit while hiding behind his clipboard to hide his many lunches. And Farr would be squealing like a cut pig and doing those girly things he does with his fingers when he is on Insiders to make himself look delicate. Then the mummy bloggers and the old sheila Summers would go apoplectic. Lenore Taylor would hit the bottle and those eunuchs at Fairfax would all go atwitter. Then again all that might improve his ratings.

  6. Paul
    April 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Turnbull is and always will be the Member for Goldman Sachs first and foremost.

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