I’ve refrained from too much comment on the forthcoming Australian election. But as we near the end, with seven days of campaigning remaining, I’ve faltered. I’m fed up and bored.
Following Labor’s campaign “launch” (again) today I could not help but feel how uninspiring it all is – and not just Labor. Kevin Rudd was monotone (bla, blah, blah). So was Howard.
There is nothing visionary about either Party. It’s simply come down to a series of daily pork-barrelling promises, accompanied by the ritual PR photo opportunity. Stock-standard and boring. Does anyone remember what Howard promised yesterday?
It’s all simplistic spin – fairy floss for the masses. Where is the substance and the leadership? It’s just about spending, in turn fuelling inflation (there goes your tax cuts, folks). Well, Rudd did at least promise to spend less than Howard.
But still we will vote as lemmings – Labor or Liberal, for the most part.