Capitalism hides the detail so it’s inevitable that it’s taken over the Election of 2022, commoditized, and commercialized it for profit. It’s a pity the ALP sees it has little option other than to be forced to play the second rung in what will be a dog fight of an event. A Trump show for the public not none intended to provide information. It’s all thet Morrison has ever had in his tank.
Somewhere along the line, election campaigning moved from being about vision and policies to being a hotchpotch of funding promises, a festival of pork-barrelling announced by leaders who are marketed as celebrities. We are bombarded with an ignominious display of our prospective PMs’ personal lives. Photos with the dog are a must. I always wonder who actually looks after those poor benighted creatures since their owners are so rarely at home. Who is feeding the chooks and cleaning out the pen that DIY Scotty built at the Lodge since they live at Kirribilli?