Without going into the advantages and disadvantages of regional life I know a few people out west who are in Katter's electorate. They are smart tough people whose company I enjoy. They have no interest in voting for anyone but the succession of Bobs. They don't go into detail because they don't have much interest in politics but Bob, his father and likely son says what they want to hear in a way they understand and there is trust there that cannot be shaken. Mostly Bob cannot effect any change or support these days but they are unwavering in their support.