Originally Posted by jane_vernon
Its annoying but I'd rather do it than not.
And just because Kevin Rudd says he won't retire, doesn't mean the party won't kick him out and put someone else in - So really, you don't know who the Prime Minister will be after the election votes are in - Thats why you vote for the Party rather than individual Prime Ministers.
Don't you mean if Howard says he won't retire? I haven't seen Rudd anywhere being asked about retirement.
I am looking forward to the election, I think this is the most important election our country has seen in my lifetime of voting, and I hope to goodness the country makes the right decision and gets rid of that lying megalomaniac Howard.
You can't ask for or get or expect `perfection' in a leader, but you can ask for and get and expect honesty and integrity. A social conscience. A vision for Australia as a whole and not just the wealthy portion. Someone who cares about every Australian, not just the ones in the highest tax bracket.
I admit, I hate John Howard with a passion that borders on holy, but aside from that I also do think it's just time for a change. Australia has changed enough in some very negative ways under his leadership - we need to get back to what this country used to be about. ALL of it's people - not just a privileged few.
I feel honoured and proud of my right to vote, and I am also going to be working at a polling booth for a few hours as well. I really feel that we are on the cusp of an important change, and I hope people are brave enough to stand up to Howard and kick him out, and say that we won't put up with his power-hungry regime anymore.
And, I do believe I am not being biased here, when I say I agree that there has been some slinging on both sides, but that the Liberal campaign has been far more guilty of it than Labor. They can't answer a single question put to them without directing their answer towards their perceived shortcomings of the Labor party or Rudd. The Labor party has not done this anywhere near as much - and the debacle with the fake flyers yesterday and Jackie Kelly's underhanded attempt to grab votes is just so indicative of the way the Liberals have run their campaign.
And lol Huggles! Max and I said if Howard got in again we are moving to New Zealand! I would have never pegged you a Liberal voter!
(Oh, and for the people here who are curious - in Australia our `Liberal' party is our right-wing conservative party, and our Labor party is our left)