What great political divide

aussie_aussie_aussie_oi_oi_light_tshirtYou have to feel for the long-term Labor follower who bailed up Julia Gillard on radio the other day decreeing she has just five months to convince him to stick with the party. It’ll be the first time ever he’ll vote against Labor!

Oh the angst of it all.

It seems the lack of quality candidates in this 2013 election is breaking the hearts of many Australians.

Where is that political divide that once pitted family member against family member? The battlers, the do-gooders and the well-heeled going head to head around the dinner table trying to convince each other who best to run the country.

Now it seems these socio-economic groups have merged into one, united in voice that there is no choice!

So in the lead up to September 14 one can only hope that a clear winner can and will emerge.

Don’t be fooled by the polls that, at present, put Tony Abbott ahead in the popularity stakes. He has a lot of ground to make up with the Australian public, not only with steadfast Liberal supporters but also with traditional Labor voters.

The groundswell consensus is that the cringe factor is alive and well on both sides of the political fence.

In a Ray Morgan poll yesterday, in which I gladly signed up to, the question was should the election be held tomorrow instead of September.

My response. Hell no. I want to see Tony stuff up big time, or shine. I want to see the tide turn even more towards Julia, or return in her favour in such a way that there is no doubt in my mind who should be leading this country.

One thing is for sure, I’m glad she called the election for so far ahead in the year. I need time to really think about this because right now, I don’t want any of them.

Judy Wilkinson is a freelance journalist who will be out of the country during the September election, forcing her into an earlier postal vote.

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