Julia Gillard: The comeback?
The 2013 campaign has begun Photo: Rocco Fazzari
The contrasting fortunes of our two political leaders could not be starker; one good poll for Labor and the pressure is on Tony Abbott, while Julia Gillard finds herself on the up with some breathing space.
Of course, Labor caucus always knew the polls would improve, just like they believe Kevin Rudd will behave himself.
All this and more in the space of a week. Abbott is now swinging the axe, with rumbles emerging from the Liberal bunker. Meanwhile, the noticeable spring in Gillard’s step indicates the launch of the unofficial 2013 campaign trial.
From here until the election, expect lots of baby-kissing, big announcements and discreet wall-punching, but no freelancing.
This week’s espresso video animation reflects some good fortune and frustration.