That’s all it takes.
About a year ago, one man, Campbell Newman, decided it was time to change.
He decided to move on from being a successful Mayor of Brisbane.
He decided that a split Opposition wasn’t the solution.
The former Army engineer went into battle, this time for the state of Queensland, a state entrenched in Labor rule for the best part of more than 20 years.
Of course, a single man can’t do it alone but every team needs a good leader.
Arguably, Queensland had wanted a new team with a good leader for years.
However no viable change was on offer.
Newman recognised this.
He formed a new team.
And yesterday, Australia witnessed hegemony crumble.
Queensland Labor will be lucky to have serving members in the double digits.
A vote against the carbon dioxide tax?
Yes and no.
No because this was definitely a state election. This was about Queensland, for Queensland. Just ask any Queenslander.
Yes because whilst not specifically about the carbon dioxide tax, it was a vote against the general progressive Leftism Australia has had a look into.
We’ve had a look and we don’t like what we see.
So in that sense, the federal Fabian Socialist Gillard government, mired in unholy matrimony with the radical Left Greens, should be very worried indeed.
It is oft mused that Australia is a follower, that international trends eventually find their way here.
Obama’s change was here to stay. The New Europe was the future and to be emulated.
Yesterday proved the utter bullshit of that misconception.
Today Queensland is at the tip of the political tongue.
And that tongue speaketh ill of progressivism, including pseudo environmentalism.
Watch out, Gillard.
Watch out, Brown.
The wall upon which you are perched is crumbling fast.
The people have spoken.
Refuse to listen and keep double crossing us at your peril.