Anyway back to the Game of politics where its rather like selling real estate because there are likewise three things that matter: Position POSITION and POSITION! and it can not be argued that the position Labor is in will make the sale of its virtues to the voters at all viable. I was quite taken by the piece by Peter Van Olsen in the weekend OZ where he points out that Gillard goes into the summer break in a profoundly weak position and that any attempt by her Spinmiesters to suggest otherwise is, well, essentially bullshit.
Of course the increasingly desperate Labor cheer squad just don’t want to hear this truth and they will tie themselves in knots to argue that black is white and that Labor will survive and prosper under the leadership of Gillard. Personally I think such a belief is rather like the stories we tell our children about the existence of Santa Claus, we know that they are not true but we want it to be so because we ourselves love the joy that it brings to young hearts. I can foresee some very unhappy Labor voters in the coming year when they discover that their Santa is only a woman in a false beard who is way overdue on her sleigh rental.