Network |
previous pause next Network Highlights: - Home

Both parties claim debate victory

October 21, 2007 10:14pm

Article from: AAP

Font size: + -

Send this article: Print Email

BOTH major political parties have claimed victory in tonight's Sky News leaders' debate.

Labor's treasury spokesman Wayne Swan said Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd's performance was “very strong”.

“I think the Prime Minister must have got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning, because we had a fairly cranky performance from him and really no new fresh ideas,” Mr Swan said.

“All of our ideas were about the future.

“All the Prime Minister really spoke about tonight was the past, because he's stuck in the past.”

Mr Swan said it was obvious why John Howard hadn't wanted “the worm”.

“When he was talking today, I think if the worm went any lower I would have had to get a new TV.”

Government frontbencher Andrew Robb said the worm was just meaningless entertainment and it responded to Mr Rudd's empty sloganeering.

“The worm responds to people's instinctive reaction to focus-driven slogans,” Mr Robb said.

“The worm doesn't monitor the substance of debates.

“There was only one person there really debating tonight and that was the prime minister.”

Mr Robb said the Opposition Leader made no new points during the debate.

“Tonight was a big missed opportunity by Mr Rudd. He just stayed with the security of slogans, he talked to the worm all night, and he did not talk substance and detail.”

Share this article (What is this?) is not responsible for the content for external internet sites

Get desktop alerts for major breaking news events now!

Today's Top Picks

Girls hunted by sharks

STRANDED on a rusty wreck, two teenage girls were forced to watch helplessly as sharks circled them for 40 minutes off a NSW beach.

Font size: + -

Send this article: Print Email


GQ's Men of the Year Watch this Video NOW!
GQ's Men of the Year

Celebrities, martinis and sexy dancers... all the highlights from GQ's Men of the Year party.

Latest videos

More Video

Whisper campaign

Like a gossip?
Office gossip can actually be beneficial to your career


Earn a big 7.05%p.a. With directsaver, the online savings account from St. George.
Low Fee and $50 credit Get a Credit Card with a credit bonus.
Virgin Mobile Cheap calls & text across Australia.
Visit Business Sense For the latest business news, managerial insights & more.