Comment on Peter van Onselen “Rudd's hospitals sell a precision-guided missile”, 17/04/2010, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/rudds-hospitals-sell-a-precision-guided-missile/story-e6frg6zo-1225854728629
I can’t see how that precision will work if Rudd loses strategically in the war.
Rudd is good at micro managing issues, but this time he appears to have lost the big strategy.
The health issue is becoming a very serious test of Rudd's judgement, character and leadership.
But the COAG will not be the end of the test, even assuming Rudd gets what he wants - a big assumption.
The coalition can find big holes with the Rudd plan after it releases its own health plan and once the federal election officially starts.
Abbott is likely to keep a low profile in the current federal - state debate on health and get ready for a second, more decisive and possibly a fatal kill on the Rudd plan.