According to todays Newspoll results Malcolm Turnbull is twice as popular as Brendan Nelson. Whats more, Kevin Rudd is rated a better Prime Minister, 61% to Nelson's 14%. But thats not the problem. The problem is the media making comments like this: “ And in another worrying sign for the Opposition, “
Worrying sign? The bloke has been Leader of the Opposition for less then a week, after an election which saw Kevin Rudd win by a land slide and they expect him to match the Prime Minister? Fair go !! Kevin Rudd is going to have a honeymoon period of a year or so. The reality is Brendan Nelson won't get a fair go from the media. Their focus will be on the drama of possible leadership challenges, not any policy proposals he has. He has to find ways of bypassing the establishment and go directly to the people.
Dr Nelson, please get yourself a decent internet presence. See what the US Presidential candidates are doing. Start making regular short Youtube film clips and radio podcasts. Get on Facebook and Myspace. Start a blog and let us know what you think. Surely theres enough money in the kitty to employ a full time webmaster. Hell, you could properly get a bunch of volunteers to do if for nothing.
Please Dr Nelson put this on the top of your must-do list.