National’s multiple leadership elections

National’s current leadership election is going to elect someone who will say that they have the support of the caucus and will stay until the election at least.

The problem with this is that everyone knows what happened with the Australian Liberals between 2007 and 2010. They were turfed out in 2007, and elected Brendan Nelson. Nelson then got nailed by Malcolm Turnbull.  

Turnbull, who is a sort of intelligent Australian Amy Adams, went on about liberal-elite causes like climate change and poofters, like Adams is doing, so he got knifed by the conservatives in the party, who installed Tony Abbott.

The new National leader will say, “Voters expect stability and we can’t keep fighting among ourselves.” This is total rubbish. Tony Abbott was the second knife-man who took down the leader in a single term. He got incredibly close to forming a government after a single term in opposition. He was thwarted by some independent MPs who were elected in right-wing electorates but voted for the left.

National’s fractured leadership race means there is a real chance that there will be more leadership elections this parliament. And, as Tony Abbott proves, there is nothing wrong with this happening, and it may increase National’s chances of winning if they get someone boring like Nelson or wet like Turnbull.


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