Election07: Day One

*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](http://www.smh.com.au/news/federalelection2007news/the-young-and-the-restless/2007/10/13/1191696235752.html): 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](http://www.smh.com.au/news/federal-election-2007/rudd-fights-his-corner/2007/10/14/1192300581278.html?s_cid=rss_news):

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

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