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The Kevin Rudd’s “mandate” mistake

Three years ago Kevin Rudd's Labor Party won a landslide victory over John Howard's Liberal Party. Back then Kevin Rudd and Labor thought that the Australian people have given him a mandate. I think instead that the nation universally spoke out against John Howard, by proxy endorsing Kevin Rudd. That assumption two years later lead Kevin Rudd and his party to make rash and dramatic policies that we not in fact mandated by the electorate, and his popularity sank to record lows before Julia Gillard took the role as leader. In this most recent election, that swing was massively returned to Liberal, and they almost unseated a first term government. Can anyone remember that happening before? I think that three years ago we voted "out" a John Howard, as opposed to voting "in" Kevin Rudd.