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The election appears to be Albanese’s to lose, as Morrison looks for some momentum in the campaign’s final week

The Liberals have used John Howard extensively during this campaign. These days, they celebrate their party hero as the great winner. He was, however, the last Liberal prime minister to take his party into the wilderness. There are comparisons and contrasts between 2007 and 2022. In each election the Coalition government was “old” — in 2007 it was seeking a fifth term; now it’s asking for a fourth. People were “over” Howard, as they’re “over” Scott Morrison. But the feeling against Howard was that he’d had his time — it’s visceral against Morrison. Kevin Rudd was a fresh face, plugged into…