The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Friday, September 2, 2011

Told you so: Month ago Rudd thought he was 1/3 chance of comeback. Herald Poll: Rudd vs. Gillard (chart)

About a month ago Kevin Rudd was privately of the view that he had a 1/3 chance of being reappointed PM. I thought these were aggressive odds. The Herald Sun reports today that it is a real possibility. And this poll of around 2,000 gives Ruddie the victory 81% to 19% over Julia...The people have spoken.