Has a well-known "businessman" in Nelligen become the bellwether for the election on August the 21st?
As reported in the BAY POST, Nelligen businessman Rick Patman feeds many Eden-Monaro voters with his “all-day breakfasts” but says his vote depends on what Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott feed him.
"I might go Labor, it depends how the ranga bullshits,” Mr Patman said, referring to Ms Gillard and her distinctive red hair.
“Abbott has given me nothing to swing to him.”
Mr Patman has issued an open invitation to Ms Gillard to attend happy hour at 5pm today at the Steampacket Hotel.
Mr Patman said he could be swung by changes to the health system. His son is an asthmatic and he has experienced what he calls “understaffed hospitals”.
The 46-year-old shop owner said he had not seen Eden-Monaro Labor MP Mike Kelly.
To read more about the coffee-drinking swinging voters, pick up your copy of the BAY POST.