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Turnbull’s trailing is a good sign

29 July, 2009

As Malcolm Turnbull increased the intensity of his ‘debt trailer’ (or debt truck) campaign to convince voters how the current government has put the country in a pickle with its reckless spending, I was struck with a sudden fear.

What if Australians are concerned about the growing level of debt? What if they see this as the archetypal “Liberals save, Labor spends” line that has been run in previous decades? What if is strikes a chord with those who see economic management as the Cash At Bank column and not the Total Assets?

Fortunately, the new rankings of preferred PM show Malcolm Turnbull has taken a hit, and not one for the team. The results suggest one of three things. Either the public recognise that (a) spending is ok if it is an investment or (b) the budget is more a state of the global economic conditions and unrelated to government spending decisions, or (c) having a trailer drive around the country to advertise how much money the government has spent is not helping the situation – and they think Malcolm should stop campaigning for the next election and help us now!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 29 July, 2009 9:21 am

    Maybe it is because Malcolm is arrogant and inexperienced

  2. 30 July, 2009 10:51 am

    So said Wilson…
    I would say a lack of dynamism rather than experience per se. Perhaps there is too much experience in what has worked in the past.

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