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Election 2013: Day 18 (or, The moment I wake up, Before I put on my makeup…)

August 22, 2013 - 22:25 -- Admin

Today, the day after the second debate, the election campaign was a bit muted.

Maybe it was because there was a story that the make-up artist for the debate last night thought Rudd was rude (or at least not as polite as Abbott). Perhaps it is because after the AFL/Essendon story broke yesterday both sides know that no one in an AFL state is listening.

But there was some policy.

Election 2013: Day 17 (or, not quite a jocular conversation)

August 21, 2013 - 20:32 -- Admin

A very quick post tonight. I had a pretty hectic day delivering a speech on social media to public servants, which meant I was away from my desk for about 4 hours and I have a stack of other writing to get done (writing that people pay me to do!)

The debate at Brisbane tonight was very good. A real debate in fact.

Next week at Rooty Hill, Sky were planning to do another people’s forum like they had in 2010 – one leader at a time.

Election 2013: Day 11 (or, my thought bubble is more concrete than yours)

August 15, 2013 - 22:09 -- Admin

And so today Kevin Rudd hoped on a plane and went north with a plan. He was the man with a plan. And being a man with a plan in a plane heading north is a good thing.

Unfortunately it seems the plan was something he only bothered to come up with on the actual plane flight.

He, like Tony Abbott before him, saw a vision of a new North – a north that is going to tap into the growing middle class of China.

All good. So what is he going to do about it?