'Comeback kid' Australian PM Rudd vows fight to the last
SYDNEY (AFP) - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd vowed to fight until "the last vote is cast" in a rousing speech declaring himself the "comeback kid for Australia" on Sunday, one week out from national polls.
Mr Rudd urged the party faithful not to give up hope, despite opinion polls showing the Tony Abbott-led conservatives as clear favourites to win the Sept 7 election.
"To those who say that Mr Abbott has already won this election, I say this - never ever, ever underestimate the fighting spirit of the Australian Labor Party," Mr Rudd told the party's major campaign rally in Brisbane.
"I have been in tougher spots before and come back from behind.