Is Tony Abbott going to ‘do a K.Rudd’? 114



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Tony Abbott’s supporters insist there are no comparisons to be drawn between Tony Abbott and the two-time prime minister Kevin Rudd after Mr Abbott announced he will recontest his seat of Warringah at this year’s election.

The former PM previously said he would take time off politics, however he has confirmed in a statement this morning that he will stay in the game.

“I have been heartened by the support and encouragement I’ve received to continue to serve the country as a member of Parliament,” he said.

“Should I be renominated and elected, I am looking forward to working with Premier Mike Baird to ensure that the Warringah Peninsula gets better transport links to the rest of Sydney.”

You’ll notice that there’s no mention of Malcolm Turnbull.

Despite this, supporters say Mr Abbott is fundamentally not like Mr Rudd, the Comeback King.

Senator Eric Abetz left no room for ambiguity:

“Tony Abbott is absolutely no Kevin Rudd,” he told ABC’s AM.

“Kevin Rudd was always about one thing only, Kevin Rudd, whereas Tony Abbott has always been about one thing, namely the Australian people.


“Mr Abbott always saw the privilege of leadership as part of his service to the Australian people, so this is not something that has manically driven him during his parliamentary career.”

The opposition, however, thinks otherwise. A spokesman told the ABC the Liberal party was “totally obsessed with itself”.

“As hard as Malcolm Turnbull tries to get rid of Tony Abbott, he just can’t. He’s worse than the Terminator, he just keeps coming back.”

Are you pleased to see Tony Abbott remaining in politics? Do you believe he will be content with the seat of Warringah?


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  1. You have to be very naive to not know that Abbott is planing some sort of come back. he promised not to snipe, well he broke that promise straight away and has be putting himself in the news ever since. Rudd was more popular even at his lowest ebb than Abbott ever was

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  2. Well, Lordy Lord Lord she says as she reaches for the popcorn!

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    • you have to laugh at this..well I do, after 6 years being the leader, Abbott was never going to accept this gracefully, he will take The Liberal Party down with him 🙂

    • Oh my Giddy Aunt he is such a transparent fool. This is so silly and I for one will be watching how Malcolm Turnbull will manage it – but Abbott will do all he can to destabilise the Turnbull. Oh, the folly of it all – not good for them at all. Abbott is a tad unhinged I think – an egomaniac. He was a shockingly bad leader.

  3. Obvious self interest you egotist and not for the good of Australia. Why are theses politicians self serving wankers?

  4. The only reason to be pleased that this disaster is still going to contest, is that he may serve the country by unseating the Liberal Party from its tenuous hold on power. Other than that, I would like to see him gone…gone…gone….

  5. Contest, Tones. make as much trouble in your party as you like – Australia will thank you for getting rid of the Liberals. Other than that, you are an example of someone who is never happy, never able to appreciate good things unless they are revolving around yourself.

  6. It just goes to show that these polititians have no thought for the welfare of the nation and its people but are, as we have always known, self absorbed and self serving egotists. I wish we had someone worthy of our vote instead of always being forced to choose he lesser of the evils.

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