Turnbull almost destroyed the Coalition in ‘09, and he has nearly finished the job after his idiotic nuclear attack on the Deputy PM this week. Time to restore conviction, credibility, and leadership: @TonyAbbottMHR MUST return. #BringBackAbbott #auspol pic.twitter.com/Ok90NEqDzb— #BringBackAbbott (@TeamTAbbott) February 17, 2018
And it is not just Tony Abbott's leading Twitter supporter who is calling for his return.
“It could not be worse. This would never have happened under Tony”
Thus spoke a worried government backbencher to The Owl late last reflecting on the sacking of Tony Abbott as Liberal Prime Minister and the current crisis besetting the coalition.And he is not the only Liberal thinking the unthinkable - that a man the party got rid of after he spent 30 consecutive Newspolls well behind Labor is the man to lead the resurrection from Malcolm Turnbull's dismal position.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast;Man never is, but always to be blessed:The soul, uneasy and confined from home,Rests and expiates in a life to come
Those Alexander Pope believers in the Coalition must think there now is a far more reflective Tony Abbott - one who fully comprehends the wilderness years of Churchill, Menzies and his confidante John Howard. The shenanigans and possible death throws of this week’s events undoubtedly are giving the Abbott team a renewed purpose.And the man himself is trying to show he has learned a new maturity while declaring he would handle that Barnaby Joyce business in a different way.
.@TonyAbbottMHR: @Barnaby_Joyce is a wonderful retail politician, he’s been a very good coalition partner. Obviously there have been some serious ups-and-downs, but I think we should judge a politician on how he or she is doing the job .MORE: https://t.co/3rPtI8U0YL pic.twitter.com/RKuohLSkk1— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) February 17, 2018
That Prime Minister Turnbull understands the potential for a challenge is confirmed by the reports this afternoon of him holding a peace meeting with his Deputy Prime Minister. He needs to.With Labor now strongly odds on to decimate scores of Government back benchers and Ministers at the next election the prospect of the winged warrior Abbott returning to take on the union leader Shorten in the next bout is now back on the agenda.