Gillard's policies are as idiotically lacking in vision as were Rudd's, but at least her personality and temperament doesn't flap about in the wind, even if her hair-do is a work in perpetual progress.
"Doesn't play well with other kiddies" pretty much sums up why Rudd was dumped.
While I had my doubts, a piece from The Australian a couple of weeks ago is convincing.
For those who had to work with him - the party, the public servants, the business stakeholders, the fetch and carry people - the man was a nightmare. For the same reasons, on the same causal spectrum, as a PM, he was useless.
Yes, he had to go, but it begs the question of how and why the ALP, yet again, selected a singularly unsuitable leader. His essence was known. The same deal as when they selected Latham. Both men were shrill and out of their depth.
"... he leaves with the labels of amateur, the apprentice prime minister who in the end could not survive. His policy problems arose not from ideology but from chaotic process, a lack of intuition and an inflexibility which, in turn, were a reflection of Rudd's personality."
This tells us as much about the ALP as it does about Rudd.
Win at any price.
It was ever thus.
Rudd - The Enemy Within