Leaving aside who won the battle of the ideas and focusing on the battle of the words, voice, body language, presence and feeling tone, consistent with those of a prime minister and leader – Julia Gillard won tonight’s debate.
Gillard confirmed her own deep, genuine belief in herself as a leader, and in a positive hope for the future of the country. Debates are about emotional identification with voters. They turn on the revealing of a candidate’s personality, character and temperament. With this template to judge Gillard on – many voters will find her personality, character and temperament appealing. [Read more]tags | appealing, Body language, character, down to earth, emotional identification, fair dinkum, feeling tone, genuine belief, higher ground, hope, humanness, Julia Gillard, larrikin, leader, personality, presence, raw emotion, scoring points, tall poppy, temperment, Tony Abbott, voice