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  •  which election date (0+ / 0-)

    is the most advantageous for Labor?

    •  This is the million dollar question... (0+ / 0-)

      I think everyone has their opinion but all options have their pluses and minuses... But I think he will pick the date that fits the winning strategy as opposed to picking a date just to limit losses. So whatever fits the go for broke option that is what he will go for.

      By the by, Bill Glasson
      (his opponent) appears very well resourced... You can't go through a major intersection in the area without seeing Liberal party volunteers manning booths. He hasn't got a chance of course... Rudd will smash him easily.

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      by CF of Aus on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 08:48:55 PM PDT

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      first I thought an early election would be the best since in theory since it would allow Labor to preserve as much of the momentum from the leadership change as possible.

      But then again Julia Gillard went early to the polls and look what good it did for Labor. Plus the leadership change really messed up things in Labor since they have to draft a whole new campaign strategy and nominate new candidates in Gillard and those among her loyalists who chose to call it quits rather than be in the same caucus with a man they absolutely loathe even if Labor won the election.

      Also the Liberal party have been ready for any election date for months now. They've been holding American style campaign rallies (usually the only rally in Australian politics happens in the last week or two before the election) for months now.

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      by ehstronghold on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 08:58:12 PM PDT

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      •  I think it might be best (0+ / 0-)

        for Rudd to push the election back a bit.

        Labor resources are all in formerly seats that they were attempting to sandbag against the coalition tidal wave. Now these seats are regarded as safe again it will take time to reallocate resources to marginal seats and prospective targets.

        Honeymoon bounces tend to evaporate too quickly to be harnessed in an actual election and as you say the Liberals aren't going to be caught napping like they were in 2010 (in NSW).

        I'm guessing an October election.

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