The second was harking back to a time earlier this 12 months the place Prime Minister Scott Morrison was unable to call the worth of a loaf of bread or a litre of petrol.
Uhlmann mentioned that by means of years of rolling emergencies, the Opposition Leader had confronted little scrutiny from the media, and was maybe much less “match-fit” than his opponent.
“If they feel bad about what has happened, they should go back and look at the stories we have been doing on Scott Morrison since those bushfires and through the course of the pandemic,” Uhlmann mentioned.
“Scott Morrison, if he is anything, he is certainly match-fit when it comes to dealing with problems because he faces them every single day.”
But Uhlmann mentioned Mr Albanese was a sensible and succesful performer.
“I certainly think that the Labor Party can come back from this and that Anthony Albanese can come back from this,” he mentioned.
“This is the test of character that he wanted. But he needs to know that it is hard.”
The issue stems from the truth that Mr Albanese’s gaffe appeared virtually designed to color him into the nook the place the Coalition desires to place him.
Uhlmann mentioned in an election centered on cost-of-living, with the federal government centered on spruiking its jobs and financial report, it was a nasty look to be caught out unaware of such key numbers.
And, he mentioned, it might play into the Coalition’s accusations that Mr Albanese is just too inexperienced to be Prime Minister.