Posted by Possum Comitatus on November 12, 2007
With Coalition poll hopes for The Narrowing becoming all a little aspirational these days, with key heartland seats like Ryan in deep deep trouble, with the regions looking rather ill for the Coalition vote and some of the mortage belt seats positively fuming about the rate rise – what to do for a government 10 points behind and 12 days to go?
Do they choose a demographic and go for it to minimise the losses but retain a decent capability as an opposition, do they continue with the scatter gun approach that so far hasn’t hit a thing?
Of do they turn nasty and hope to scare the bejesus out of the electorate and accept the risk of getting royally shafted on Election Day if it backfires.
With Howard about to start the Liberal Party campaign launch, it must be time for Wedge Watch.
If you see a wedge, an attempted wedge or anything remotely wedgish between now and the election, this is the place to stick it.
Will we see a private school funding wedge, a childcare trap, a false-economy demand boosting housing affordability wedge or maybe a good old fashioned dog-whistle?
The closer E day gets, the more likely the wedge will make an appearance.