Well you’re all going to have to get used to Prime Minister Abbott for at least a little while.
Can anyone remember an election where the result was so clearly obvious in advance?
Here in the ACT there was a small swing to Liberal despite the scare campaigns on public service cuts.
In the Senate race Zed was a few hundred votes short of a quota but will likely win after some nail biting.
At the next election with the swing against him things could be tough if Simon Sheikh sticks around.
It’s worth noting Labor only just barely made a quota themselves for Kate Lundy.
The Animal Justice Party preferencing the Liberals appears to have been decisive, especially with their lucky placement on the ballot.
We humbly suggest to Zed and his team that an ability to answer questions will be key to getting cleanly over the line next time around.
For myself I think the Labor Party functionaries need to forever remember that political power in this country derives from the populace and is not their own plaything.
Tony Abbott is a lucky recipient of Labor’s internal failings.
But the harder we work the luckier we get. Opportunities multiply as they are seized.