Monday, July 31, 2006

John Howard (Australia's PM) will stay on and fight the next election attempting to win five-in-a-row. My personal opinion is that this is a fine decision and one that locks out Peter Costello. As to Howard's sucessor in two years or so... who knows. Realisticly I don't believe Tony Abbott has a chance and I'm not a big fan of Brendan Nelson or Malcolm Turnbull - among the other touted contendors. (Does either believe in anything?) We'll just wait and see.


Roman Pravda said...

I think people have a respect for Tony Abbott. He is seen as a person who is prepared to take a stand for what he believes in. The public like this.

The word in Rome is that he will be a major player in any post-Howard leadership team.

Xavier said...

Abbott will certainly be a major player, but he wont be leader. Maybe deputy if the Liberals decide to relinquish the long-standing partnership with the Nationals... Can't see that happening either though; not if Howard is still leader.