Thursday 19 October 2017

Why FF should shun auction politics to stand out from crowd

'If the Coalition really believed in its ‘stability’ election message, it wouldn’t feel the need to gild the lilly with promises of goodies'
'If the Coalition really believed in its ‘stability’ election message, it wouldn’t feel the need to gild the lilly with promises of goodies'
Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

Watching the early salvoes in advance of polling day brings to mind Noam Chomsky's line about elections being run by the same industries that "sell toothpaste on television".

It's all about the sales pitch and right now the Coalition's 'stability' narrative is getting traction. But the reality is that 'stability' line has as much depth as the gleaming enamel shown in those toothpaste ads.

The Coalition, to be fair, has brought stability in the past five years - helped by a combination of a lot of the dirty work being done by the outgoing FF-Green government and an extraordinarily favourable international environment.

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