I got this email from someone with whom I’ve been having an enjoyable correspondence for the last few months (though I’ve never physically met him). He’s an Australian, living overseas, in his twenties or perhaps early thirties (I’m guessing) and is ideologically predisposed right of centre parties. (I continue to imagine that I’m not really left leaning, but that my preferences towards the ALP over the Coalition are because the Coalition are so uninterested in policy and therefore just bad at it. But I know lots of readers won’t believe me, and they may be right.)
Anyway, I have his permission to reproduce his email to me.
I don’t believe I have ever witnessed such a backward and chaotic start to an election campaign as has come from the Liberal Party. How can the party of business with people who have “real world” experience lack basic organisational leadership? In a party populated with lawyers and wannabe MBAs they are looking more like the keystone cops than professionals.
People considered the UK Labour campaign to be poor but at least they knew that local party organisation is crucial if the party lacks the financial horsepower for advertising. The Liberals (esp. LNP) look and sound chaotic in comparison without financial strength and little strategic or organisational ability to back candidates
Maybe you should run a post on your blog asking how the Liberal Party can be trusted running the country if they cannot run an election campaign?
Cruel but fair. It’s certainly been pretty lacklustre. Today the Libs proposed a change in the Electoral Act which would render nugatory a section of an act that yesterday promised never to change. Never ever.