Election07: Day One

October 14th, 2007

Major annoucements:

  • John Howard: Announces an election for November 24. His narrative: experience and economic success versus an inexperienced, union dominated opposition.

  • Kevin Rudd: Stresses “new leadership”. His narrative: a plan for the future versus a tired and out of touch government.

Polls: Sun-Taverner NSW/VIC: ALP 59, NP/LP 41.

Line of the day: Kevin Rudd, in response to a question about 70 per cent of ALP parliamentarians being union members:

Seventy per cent of Mr Howard’s Cabinet didn’t want him to be prime minister

Three days left to enrol (closes 8pm Wednesday), 41 days until the election.