Tony Abbott’s speech at the campaign launch was to the point and a perfect summary of their ambition as they head into office. Once there it will be messier and more difficult since once the battle has been engaged all is obscured from then on forward. But they have the right philosophy and they have a clear understanding of what’s wrong that needs to be righted. The speech showed they understand the pathway they need to follow. But from the speech itself, these are the words I liked the best: “we can’t afford another three years like the last six“, a phrase that showed up twice, once near the start and again near the end.