"[The Greens are] political opportunists and Trots [Trotskyists] hiding behind a gum tree, pretending to be the Labor Party,"Unlike Keating himself, who pretended to be the worker's best friend while quietly selling them out to the big end of town.
I think Malcolm will be returned as PM, mainly because of the inability of the ALP to win any Vic marginals.I'm inclined to agree, I think the ALP is still on the nose with lots of electorates around Melbourne. A big unknown is the number of people voting either Green or for other minor parties and how this might affect the overall result? We'll know soon enough.
Andrew Bolt has a theory that Turnbull will be toppled by his own party and replaced with Tones the Magnificent as punishment for losing so many seats. That theory supposes that the Liberals will win government in their own right though - because there's no way on earth Tones could negotiate his way into a minority government - he proved in 2010 that he can't lower himself to negotiate that way, he considers it below him.
Isn't that the challenge for most of the senior ALP MP's. Most are well educated, some very well off having been successful in business and don't rarely in the blue collar part of town.
As for TA, we seriously do not need another recycled PM. Turnbull won't be toppled because of the 2016 election (assuming LNP wins), however he will be toppled for what they fear might happen in the 2019 election.
The issue in the Vic is a combination of factors. The Royal Commission into union corruption if you bother to dig into the less public findings, the fire union deal, the ongoing issues that many are aware of on Melbourne's building sites.