Gillard fails, to my mind, in her first speech as our unelected Prime Minister.
She fails to include all Australians in her smorgasbord of concerns and values.
She fails to give appropriate and respectful credit to Kevin Rudd, who is responsible for giving her the keys to the kingdom. She damns with under-whelming and pat comments. Ungracious.
She fails to inspire.
She fails to remember her elocution lessons. (Those flat vowels are a never ending challenge.)
She will win the election.