I don’t think the election year holds any surprises.
The Murdoch media will keep throwing darts at Julia Gillard and kisses at Tony Abbott.
The Government will focus on policies while the Opposition will fluster around with politics.
Once the election campaign gets going in earnest the Opposition doesn’t much to hang on the Government that has any credibility, maybe the Macklin gaffe about being able to survive on the dole. The Government, however, could have a field day in highlighting the multitude of Liberal stuff-ups. Abbott running from Parliament will get more coverage than an Ashes tour of England.
The Newman factor will damage the Opposition.
The current leaders will lead their respective parties into the election.
Julia Gillard will win.