Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard threw away the script for modern election launches yesterday when she spoke off the cuff for 40 minutes.
Michael Gordon Has Tony peaked? Two nights ago, the Liberal leader projected a measured confidence that victory was in his grasp after a campaign launch that went off without a hitch.
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard has never suffered from a shortfall of self-confidence but, equally, she has never displayed the kind of naked ambition that defined Kevin Rudd before he got the job, either.