As you may have noticed, I am keeping my cool about tonight's election analysis, unlike the competition.
An honour and a privilege to be back in my SA stomping ground with the immortal @AntonyGreenABC. We’re EXCITED! Join us from 6pm SA time for #savotes pic.twitter.com/XGo37ZkMmt— Annabel Crabb (@annabelcrabb) March 17, 2018
Who do you think has more experience in situations like this?
If you missed the earlier presentations here today, they provided at least some of the essential contextual understanding for tonight's analysis:
- A Sensible Approach to Censorship
- Side Issues and Policy Issues
- Positions of Trust
- On the Counting Stage
Another prospective supplier of an election analysis has taken over a different local theatrical location:
In a historic first, @jessadamson7 will bring you the latest from across the election coverage and the day's news from the floor of Parliament House. join her for 7 News at 6pm on @ch7adelaide | https://t.co/ySORQ0tzWm #SAVotes #7News pic.twitter.com/ehusCxpvhh— 7 News Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) March 17, 2018
Now, do please prepare yourself for a few surprises. I would not want anyone to be shocked, baffled or inadequately composed.
Emotional confusion causes all sorts of problems in the world.
As you will probably be well aware by now, all South Australian voters, whether they are current leaders of political parties or not, were invited on Sunday to participate in a week-long digital forum here on mental health policies.
Apparently, three leaders of South Australian political parties preferred to stand around uncomfortably on a stage elsewhere.
But how did you prepare for this election?
Where did you seek information, analysis and credible differences of opinion?
You may be seeking a summary of my Twitter investigations.
Firstly, I sought advice from my ex-boss.
You probably know I am an ex-Catholic bishop.
10 was obviously too hard, so here’s just 1 Commandment: Don’t be a prick. If you follow this, everything else just falls into place.— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) February 4, 2018
Secondly, I examined correlations between one sort of popularity and another.
This bitcoin chart is not "weird." It looks exactly like every bubble chart I've ever seen from 17th century tulips, to Dow Jones (1929), Nikkei (1989), and dot.coms (2000). The dynamic has not played out yet; it will go much lower. pic.twitter.com/c6CzsGm62l— Jim Rickards (@JamesGRickards) February 6, 2018
Thirdly, I compared state politics with federal politics.
We’ve come to the end of the first Parliamentary sitting week and I see little sign that the Parliament is going to get to grips with any of the nation’s major issues, just a lazy resumption of the adolescent point-scoring that characterised 2017.— Paul Barratt (@phbarratt) February 8, 2018
4th, I acknowledged the role of art in supporting mental health
5th, I shut out the political noise
Noise cancelling headphones should be tax deductible during an election campaign. #SAVotes #saparli #auspol pic.twitter.com/HIkiq8Kv1I— Michael Smyth (@MichaelSmyth_) February 17, 2018
6th, I watched out for irony
Three leaders, urging voters to believe they’re not going to sell them down the river. While on a barge on the Torrens @abcnews @abcadelaide #savotes pic.twitter.com/Xg8ehvd9V9— Matthew Doran (@MattDoran91) March 5, 2018
How did you make decisions over the past few weeks?
Did you remember to vote?
According to the clock on my smartphone, the polls have just shut.
Now I must return to the Talleyrand Room to take my place there.