Annika Smethurst On Whether Scomo Can Win Another Miracle Election
After a 7 year streak, will the Liberal Government finally lose in the next election?
Annika Smethurst, a fellow co-host on The Briefing and The Age’s political journalist joins as our special guest on today’s episode to discuss where Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s public favouring is really at.
The multi-award-winning journalist is also the author of Scomo’s biography, The Accidental Prime Minister, which delved into the former marketing man’s bizarre rise to the top job.
“People might mock him, washing hair and things like this, but I’ve travelled with a lot of prime ministers and opposition leaders on the road and he’s actually incredible at that one-on-one chatting with people and I think he might be over to narrow this gap.”
– Annika Smethurst
But, can he pull off another miracle? Especially given the recent blunders: the broken promise to Christians with the religious discrimination act shelved, the text-messaging scandal and “asking for forgiveness” during the 14th anniversary of Rudd’s stolen generation apology.
The cracks are beginning to show. It’s looking like he won’t be able to bank on his “family man” image this time around.