Tomorrow, or Friday, is supposed to be - yet again - the reckoning for the Federal ALP.
Stand and deliver.
Put up or shut up.
An end to the self-indulgent leadership nonsense.
Kevin Rudd, who has no future in politics, not as PM, and not as opposition leader, should end this silliness by doing something surprising: announce that he will not be standing at the 14 September election.
Now that would, finally, give the ALP and our media something else to endlessly gossip about.
Only by leaving politics - this week; and he should have done so long before now - will Rudd be able to enjoy basking in what's left of his rock-star politician reputation.
If he chooses not to call it a day, there will be no remnants left to keep him warm.
He should go out on his own terms, of his own timing, with whatever dignity he can muster.
The time is now.