Didn't see Insiders today. But apparently there was some talk of a possible Abbott resurgence. This was so unpleasant to Laura Tingle that she rolled out her eyes and let out a deep sigh. It was such a memorable reaction that a coupla tweeps remarked upon it.
Wish I'd seen at it. And I will try to hunt this down if I find time because it sounds like a perfect illustration of the Left's view of their number one hate figure. They all think of him as the embodiment of conservative eeevil. And they laboured for years to slay him. With his replacement by Turnbull they thought they'd finally won, and for good.
But now that change has proven to be a rolled gold disaster, and the Delcons are gaining momentum. So we're back to the same old situation we had a coupla years back ...
Sure, people never really warmed to Abbott, and they won't do again. But they definitely do know where he stands on issues. Unlike Turnbull (or Shorten for that matter) Tony Abbott is a conviction politician.
Basically, he's got a spine. And people respect that even if they totally disagree with his positions ... And these days -- particularly with the threat of terrorism ever-present, and growing -- leaders with backbone will gain substantial support in the electorate.
Lefties just don't get that. They have this view of Abbott that is so emotive and deluded it borders on the psychotic. They think they can shape the electorate's perception of him by controlling the media narrative. But the punters aren't that easy to manipulate. They may be influenced, and quite a bit, for a while. But eventually they will end up making up their own minds on the evidence.
Rather than accepting that truth the Left keep on keeping on with their "attitudinal reconstruction" agenda, only to be frustrated over and over again. They're both sad and funny at the same time, the poor little poppets!