Will Rudd resign? Why would he stay? He will be humiliated.
Thérèse Rein has a 60 million dollar fortune, and Kev will get a massive pension for life plus the generous pollies super.
I feel a bit sorry for him now. He'd have been the little nerd at school who got beat up by the bullies. By being in the right place at the right time, mainly channel sevens 'sunrise' he stumbled into the big job. Now he'd be thinking he's back at school being beat up again by the bullies.
It might not be so obvious yet, but I believe history will show him as the most economically incompetant prime minister of all time.
The change is primarily about the ALP's perception that they are dead in the water now under Rudd and that Gillard is a better choice. Secondary is obviously the Rudd style of leadership within the ALP.
If Gillard is elected, she will be a harder opponent for the opposition undoubtedly, whether that is enough to change the ALP's standing in the polls we won't know for at least a few months to be honest.
The female factor will be an interesting one and how that plays out. It changes the tactics that Abbott will need to employ. She isn't a light weight despite what you may think about her politics. Her past about being a communist, unionist etc is irrelevant. As was evidenced by the Lib campaign at the last election about the predominance of union members on the ALP front bench. That didn't cut through at all. As will any commentary about the union influence, faceless faction leaders as king or (queen maker) if JG is elected.
Given Gillard was (based on what has been written in the media) was one with Rudd on many of the big issues, how well this can be expolited by her political opponents will be one of the key factors in how she is viewed by the electorate. Or is she another Christine Keneally? She is going to have to change the current ALP policies eg RSPT
Assuming a November election, 5 months is an eternity in politics. Watch the ALP machine, re-write the Rudd history over the next few weeks and months. His legacy is already being pooped upon by his own party.
Do you really think women are that stupid? That we'll vote for someone just because they're female no matter what they say and do?
I admit, I HATE Kevin Rudd, always have, and think it's brilliant he's coming to this embarassing end. I prefer Julia Gillard, and admit it's great we may have a female prime minster, but I still don't like her and certainly won't be voting her for her! I'll be voting liberal at the next election.