This is the first in a series of 2010 Election Open Threads.
We have noticed a tendency for all threads currently to devolve into general election threads. We’re not thrilled by it.
Please keep the general election campaign talk on these Election Open Threads, and keep discussions on the other posts focussed on the topic presented by the author. The one and only topic that is not welcome on principle on these Election Open Threads is Endless Rehashing of the Labor Leadership Change.
Off topic posts in other threads are liable to be summarily deleted at the discretion of the moderators.