Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Turnbull problem

I'm not impressed by the Turnbull performance in Parliament yesterday:  I didn't care for the theatrical personal attacks by Keating;  I don't care for them in politics generally.  Attack ideas passionately, not personalities.  And, to my mind, seeing backbenchers getting thrilled by vitriol makes them look childish more than anything else.

I'm persuaded by Peter Martin's take on Turnbull - instead of pulling the Right into line in his party, he's trying to placate them.  I don't think it's going to end well.   

I don't care for Shorten as a performance politician much either, but I think Labor remains sounder policy wise, for the moment.

1 comment:

not trampis said...

herein always lies the problem for politicians.

The 'better 'they perform in Parliament the better it is for the morale of their fellow party members however the punters never like it.

He lost all the brownie points he got when Trump was so Trumpian to him.

The libs do not get it.
People did not like the story when Abbott was leader. The reason Turnbull rose in popularity was because they thought the story was changing. He lost popularity when people saw the story was not changing only the story teller.