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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 09:30 am
Alan Ramsey summarises recent events, such as his hatred of John Howard allows:
What have Howard and Costello been doing ever since Monday’s big [tax] announcement? Insisting that now that we’ve been shown theirs, Rudd must display his. Rudd declined. All week he kept his nerve …
Until he didn’t.
Howard has similarly bullied Rudd to get his way tomorrow night. Rudd, wanting two debates, both late in the campaign, capitulated.
Rudd wanted three debates. How is Howard’s behaviour “bullying”, by the way?
Howard has insisted the debate take place this weekend, five weeks before polling day. Yet Howard demanded, and got, his two debates with Keating in 1996 on two of the three last three Sunday nights before polling day. When Keating tried to bring the first debate forward to the first Sunday night of the campaign – just as Howard has manoeuvred Rudd this election – Howard ignored him. He simply waited for Keating to fold.
And fold he did.
It isn’t John Howard’s fault that his opponents are wimps.