March 13, 2004


Alan Ramsey has been making a lot of election predictions lately. Christopher Pearson reminds us to ignore them:

Anyone tempted to take Ramsey's view of Howard's future at face value should realise that he has made confidently mistaken predictions before. The most famous was his certainty that Paul Keating would lose the federal election in 1993, a week before he won it: "Hewson has only to keep his head to win comfortably. Whatever ground it makes up elsewhere, Labor is going to lose the election in Queensland, South Australia and over in Perth. Ten years and a million people are insurmountable. I don't believe it will be close at all."

Plastic Christmas turkeys are a different matter. Ramsey believes in them.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 13, 2004 11:29 AM