Costello has the ALP running scared
And he hasn't even thrown his hat in the ring yet! Clinton Porteous on Costello WAR GAMING against Peter Costello as the next Liberal leader has begun inside federal Labor ranks and one senior figure believes they have already struck gold.
"We will run advertisements saying: 'This man is only in politics because he can't get a job outside'," the Labor Party source said. Labor has plenty of material to work with, but the planning is also a further sign of how desperate things have become for the current Liberal leader Brendan Nelson.True, but that is only one way of looking at it. The other viewpoint is that the planning is a further sign that the ALP are desperate to keep Costello out of the leaders seat. Costello will crucify Wayne Swan and put paid to his blaming the coalition for all our economic woes. He is an attack dog and we need someone to call the ALP to question. No one else is, not even the media. As a matter of interest, I can't recollect a Government ever running ads to influence the outcome of an election for the leader of the opposition before. A sure sign that the ALP don't want him anywhere near the front bench.