John Howard Lost To A Familiar Agenda
After eleven years of espousing opposition to Kyoto, support for tax cuts to solve every problem, and lockstep support for George W. Bush's foreign policy, Australia's John Howard led his wrongly-named Liberal Party to a crashing defeat this morning. The opposition Labor Party is expected to now have a clear majority in parliament after running on an agenda calling for Australia to fully support Kyoto and making Australia a leader to stop global warming; getting out of Iraq; and ensuring that the government serves all Australians, not just the wealthy and privileged.
In other words, Kevin Rudd used the Democratic agenda here in the United States to destroy the conservatives in Australia. Are Hillary, Obama and the rest of our candidates paying attention?