There are those who are justly outraged by the Australian people not installing their preferred candidate for Prime Minister, and now call for a further election to enable us to correct our mistake.
It’s very kind of them to give us the opportunity, and obviously I yearn to amend my error and vote in a way acceptable to them – but I don’t know that everyone else will be as obedient. It’s quite possible that many people, indeed most, might well be happy with their choice and vote exactly the same way as before. And so, after much further expense and argument, we’ll end up back exactly where we are now. With, once again, the rightful leader denied his birthright.
Obviously we can’t expect the people calling for a new ballot to change their votes, since they clearly already supported the deserving candidate the first time round – so would you consider doing them and the country a massive favour and altering yours?
We can keep doing this until you do, you know.