If this is the case, the Coalition's long held electoral advantage on matters of economic management will be thoroughly destroyed.
Abbott won’t rest until his revenge is complete, particularly as he has a lot of mates on the extreme right who will gladly help him.
It never matters whether one wins by one vote or a hundred thousand: everyone has a 'clear mandate' to do what they damn well wish.
The ABC is already referring to Ms Hanson in its public affairs programs and news podcasts as a 'former fish shop owner' as though it is some kind of disreputable occupation.
It is not in Labor's interests to allow the budget deficit, which it created, first by spending more than it had and second by refusing Coalition savings, to get further out of hand.
In the short-term, it may be better to stop wasting time and money chasing after dole recipients and let them keep their benefits.
Out of the 12 seats lost by the Government so far, eight were held by far right politicians who fought against key issues like climate change and funding for our schools and hospitals.
When asking whether returning to budget surplus was more important than maintaining services and infrastructure investment, just 26 per cent of Coalition voters agreed with 61 per cent preferring the latter.
For some reason, many of the political journalists who havebeen in regular contact with me over the last two years decided my opinion wouldnot be required during the election campaign.
The argument goes something along the lines that because Turnbull abandoned the Liberal base he was punished accordingly. And that a more decisive Liberal victory would have been possible under Tony Abbott.
If Malcolm Turnbull cannot bring himself to negotiate he needs to find colleagues who can, and who can deliver afterwards.
Well it may be that governments are elected with a majority, but the rules of representation demand that other parties and voices are accounted for.