An election is due late this year, or by early March next year at the latest. Why would members of a party contemplate deposing their, & the nation's, leader just months before an election? Politics, selfishness and stupidity. Julia Gillard is still the darling of the left faction, and they want their girl as leader. MP's in marginal seats are worried they will lose - they will probably lose anyway, since historically large electoral victories are somewhat re-balanced at the next election as voters "protest against the government". This happens more often than not.
Nevertheless, Kevin Rudd would probably not be in this position if he, and the members of the Labor Government, and adopted what we have consistently said that politicians should do:
- seek professional advice and determine good policy (not politics!!)
- spend less time (& money) on "media management" and more time on policy
- determine the legislation based on the professional advice they receive
- explain the policy to the people
- introduce and run with the legislation that is in the best interests of Australia, & Australians.
News of the current leadership fiasco has been driven,partly by the media, (news stories can spook politicians) but by stupid politicians running with a selfish political agenda. A reasonable person would question their loyalty to the Labor Party.