Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Right sentiment, wrong people

With an election to be fought in presidential style by two major party leaders who are failing to inspire the nation, the time is certainly right for a third party plumped around the centre on the major issues to gain some support. So the Queensland pair of former State Labor MP Peter Pyke and Graham Higgins, a former-media advisor to a Liberal Federal Minister, have got something going for them in founding their new Republican Democrats Party.
What they lack, however, is that extra something necessary to crash through in the way Don Chipp was able to do when he set up the Australian Democrats. What a pity it is for those who would like to see a non-leftie alternative to Liberal and Labor that Malcolm Turnbull is not available!
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