It was a campaign day when nothing seemed to go right for Labor and the Coalition coasted by with barely a problem at all. Watching and listening to the television and radio news bulletins and current affairs shows was to witness a lead disappearing. The saboteurs within the Labor camp keep coming up with ammunition and Laurie Oakes is, sensibly, very happy to fire it. And when you avoid all serious content who can blame the rest of the media following along with enthusiasm.
By my count it was the easiest win any side has had in the campaign so far and takes the Coalition to the overall lead for the first time. A few more days like this one and we really will have a contest.
Even the Crikey Election Indicator has stirred to narrow the gap slightly between the two sides.