|—||Popular opposition? Abbott won the leadership from Turnbull by only 1 vote and Rudd’s poll numbers began to fall after he shelved the ETS.|
I haven’t read Greg’s article because of the Oz’s paywall, but Money Bags has never proposed or said anything that I’ve heard or read that would indicate he’s more to the Left than Rudd or Gillard. He supports civil unions, a republic and an ETS sure, but that’s still in the moderate camp in my opinion. He’s actually quiet typical in a party that is made up of many actual liberals who believe in the free market and thus are more socially progressive then the conservative Howardites. The Righties are trying to save Abbott from a leadership spill while trying to not indicate that that is a possibility. But Tony’s allies can’t silence his biggest enemy; himself.