I would make a simple change. Get your 2008 presidential nominations over now. All get behind the one leader and have him/her the focal point. Give the people a chance to get to know the leader. Would also give you time to blunt any attacks from your opponents, no matter how untrue they are.
Mark Latham reminds me of Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy. Particularly in the early 1980s with his great battles in Grand Finals against Hawthorn. The young up-start against the wily old campaigner.
In 1983 Hawthorn pumped Sheedy’s team by a then-record amount. A year later, Sheeds swung some wild and unexpected changes. It wrong footed his more conservative opponent. And Essendon came from behind to win.
The big question is: is Latham Sheedy Version-83 or Version-84? We’ll know in less than a week.