It took him long enough. After months of fake campaigning and pork-barrelling, John Howard has called the federal election for November 24.
Now we’ll really start to see and hear some spin … though it’s more likely to be seen, as elections these days are fought on our television screens.
The media maniuplation will be (hopefully) interesting to watch/see/hear. Every day a new photo opportunity and plethora of sound grabs. The same methods will be employed by Labor.
However, I detect that voters are wise to the tactics and have already cast their ballots. Certainly the polls have been consistently predicting a Labor victory for months.
As they say: “watch this space” (and lots of others).