Back at the end of the Bolger/Shipley government I had a discussion with the wife of a cabinet minister.
She told me that she knew they were going to lose in 1999 or one reason only…and it wasn’t the polls.
She told me that people simply stop talking to you, in fact she said it becomes pronounced the close to the election you get.
People will actually cross the road in order to avoid meeting you and in large public spaces they will just shun you or look the other way or engage in deep conversation and not acknowledge your presence.
I’ve always remembered this and it is one of the indicators I look for in assessing the potential outcome of election results.
Last night on the mass exodus of MPs from parliament that occurs every Thursday of sitting weeks evidence of this showed up. Â Â Read more »