It looks to me like Rudd is finally warming up just as Labor’s fortunes are at their lowest ebb with Gillard about as popular as a bad case of gangrene. the question is will the party take that one last gamble with Brother Number One?
True believers Like Ray are holding onto the possibility that Rudd might save some seats but I have my doubts simply because I think that having abandoned Labor and have gone to the coalition already most of those mythical “swinging voters” will not be easily lured back from their decision to support Abbott over Gillard with the possibility of a recycled leader. Those who have decided to vote Green are irrelevant because their preferences will mostly go to Labor anyway. In any event before Rudd can go to the people as leader of the ALP he has to convince the caucus to vote for him, they certainly have to be desperate but I just can’t see them falling over themselves to abandon Julia Gillard no matter how many pre-emptively empty out their offices in Canberra start making plans for a life after politics. No I just can’t see a leadership spill happening in the next 9o odd days what I do think we are seeing here is Rudd positioning himself to take over the leadership AFTER September 14 when he can be a new Labor Messiah and set them on the path out of the wilderness.
To be honest I doubt that many of the current government really care that much who leads them at the moment.and when apathy is the order of the day the incumbent will always be the winner no matter how loathsome the incumbent, Labor already knows that it is dead and all that we will see is a Zombie shuffle between now and the middle of September.
Over to you Comrade Ray