I have a piece up at The Conversation talking about the fall-out of the day’s events. Note it was written and posted before the anti-climax. I don’t think that changes the analysis.
All this isn’t Julia Gillard’s fault. In 2007 Labor were under-prepared for government. This can be seen by the rapidly convened 2020 Summit – the government had run out of ideas within six months of winning office.
Against that background it is very hard to see what an alternate Labor prime minister can really do in the few months that remain before the election.
Please click through to read the whole thing.