James Mathison Says That His Decision To Run Against Abbott Is Not A Publicity Stunt
Well, there's no turning back now.
After announcing his intention to run as an independent against Tony Abbott in the seat of Warringah, James Mathison is now having to bear the questions of a confused and intrigued public.
Yesterday the former Australian Idol host went on Triple J's 'Hack' programme to discuss his political campaign, defending his motives, and laying out the driving force behind why he felt compelled to go up against the big dogs.
Continuing the rhetoric that the pollies in power have no clue what they're doing, Matho said, "I don't think you need to be qualified to be a politician," when probed about his experience or lack thereof.
Which is all good and well but as many have commented, he's going to need a lot more substance to his campaign than slandering and belittling the powers that be. To which he replies that his approach will be to, "go into the system and hijack it from the inside."
In terms of his stance on where he will allocate his preferences, he says all will be made clear in the coming days as his strategies are planned out.
Until then we will continue to follow this political shake up with fervor.
Check out the full interview here.