Election year strategies for bleeding hearts

It is looking more and more that Labor will win, and that the present unforeseen Coalition government majority in the Senate may be lost too. That will give a Rudd Labor government the potential for winding back bad laws and correcting past injustices. But if Rudd wins, should we expect all good things to come at once? We should not. It will take time and patience to bring the level of public debate back to a decent middle ground of instinctive and unstudied respect for human dignity - Tony Kevin