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Scott Morrison has made a gruesome election bet, and its moderate Liberals like his deputy Josh Frydenberg who stand to lose

The image of what we are told are paid “promotional models”, working as human billboards, begging voters in the more prosperous parts of Melbourne to vote for the Federal Treasurer next Saturday, should probably go down as the defining symbol of the 2022 election campaign. After all, the economy is supposed to be the Morrison government’s greatest political weapon.  Yet Treasurer Josh Frydenberg who — according to the way politicians always claim they have magical powers over the economy — should be reaping the rewards of saving a grateful nation from the perils of COVID-led disaster, appears set to lose the…