However, his chief admirer John Howard will have a tougher time with his revisionist version of his time in government because now we have the Internet to remind us all that he was never going to win in 2007.
Take a short trip in North Coast Voices own mini wayback machine:
Govt dismisses poll predicting election loss
The poll of 1,400 voters was taken from Thursday to Saturday.
It suggests Mr Rudd's personal approval rating has risen three points to 67 per cent, while Mr Howard's has fallen three points to 46 per cent.
After six rises in interest rates since the last election — which shattered Mr Howard's promise to keep interest rates at record lows — Labor holds a 14-point lead among mortgage holders.
Galaxy's latest poll in Bennelong has John Howard losing to Maxine McKew. As the PM says - no big surprise there. If it said anything else you'd say the sample was bad, because it would be completely out of line with everything else the polls currently say about the state of the parties' votes.
John Howard Readies Fortress Sydney
Australian PM John Howard has made a You Tube appeal that both apologises to Sydneysiders for turning the city into fortress Sydney in preparation for the forthcoming APEC meeting and anticipates the protests that now accompany meetings of such leaders similar to this and the G8. The slick video features an identikit Australian newsreader and the PM selling the need to host the meeting and painting protesters as the baddies who should support APEC rather than decry it, whilst explaining to the city residents why most of central Sydney around the Opera house is now encased in a ring of steel fencing and barbed wire and generally looking like a scene from Bladerunner (re-released again I see).
Prime Minister John Howard talks to Lateline
Well, the Prime Minister turns 68 tomorrow and he plans to spend the day with Australian troops in East Timor. Expect to see lots of images of a vigorous leader surrounded by diggers, and barely a moment for the sentimental trappings of an ageing man's birthday. Well, beyond the issue of his age, there was plenty to talk about when I caught up with him in Perth late this afternoon, shortly before he jetted off.
Howard happy with Haneef detention
Prime Minister John Howard has defended the continuing detention of Gold Coast doctor Mohammed Haneef.
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PRIME Minister John Howard has launched a broadside against US presidential hopeful Barack Obama, warning his victory could destroy Iraq and prospects for peace in the Middle East.
John Howard's message for the Australian voters in 2007 has not changed from 1974. He has been true to his word; he has not changed his message.