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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tony Abbott's fight to stay alive

It must take a lot of courage to come to grips with being Prime Minister of the country one day and a lowly back-bencher the next.

Up until now, Tony Abbott's electorate of Warringah was rock solid, he didn't need to drum up votes because he already had them in spades.   But with the election looming after the Double Dissolution, he was spotted greeting voters on their way to work at the Manly ferry wharf, hoping they will send him back to Canberra.

He could have resigned and earned twice the salary in the private sector but he's decided to stay and it will be the fight of his life.

And the hardest thing of all must be to praise the man who stabbed him in the back - Malcolm Turnbull - but he did it anyway, for the good of the party when he said "It's a difficult job, as I know only too well, but Malcolm certainly has the intellect and the experience to do it very well."

Campaigning at Manly ferry wharf

But I didn't vote for Malcolm Turnbull - I voted for Tony Abbott - and I don't like Malcolm one bit.

Yes Tony did some stupid things like knighting Prince Phillip and allowing his chief of staff Peta Credlin to sour his relationship with his colleagues by denying them private access to him, but since he took over, Turnbull's popularity has nose dived and both he and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten are now level in the polls.

What the smarties did by throwing Tony Abbott out of the top job not only split the party, it upset and split conservative voters right around the country.

Malcolm Turnbull's performance as Prime Minister has been so disappointing, it would serve them right if the Labor Party win office at the upcoming election.