Election Interpreter 2013
After three-and-a-half weeks of campaigning in which foreign and national security policy barely got a look in, it's now getting hard to keep up with Prime Minister Rudd's announcements and pronouncements. Let's recap:
Tony Abbott has been more sparing in his commentary on defence and foreign policy, although he has committed to return defence spending to 2% of GDP within a decade. Previously Abbott had put no time limit on that commitment.
One bit of Abbott trivia from last night's debate.
He used the phrase 'there he goes again' in response to what he regard as Rudd's 'scare campaign'. Now, I don't want to say that 'there he goes again' was premeditated, but that phrase does have a place in the folklore of American presidential debating:
Here's Reagan recollecting the line: