Well, yes, yes it is time.
However, word has it that Rudd has no intention of going anywhere other than straight back to parliament. This is staggering, unfathomable, if true.
Australian Greens leader, Christine Milne, refuses to accept any responsibility for a reduction in the Green vote - it's the fault of the ALP and a lack of support from the environmental movement, apparently.
The whopping 27 per cent drop in support looks like leading to, alas, more Greens in parliament. Okay, only one more, but that's one too many.
Fearless Clive Palmer, leader of the PUP, has already declared that Tony Abbott owes him - Palmer is taking credit for getting the LNP over the line.
I'm king maker, says Clive Palmer
LNP star candidate Bill Glasson has labelled Kevin Rudd churlish, sanctimonious, disrespectful and a smart-arse after the deposed prime minister used his concession speech to brag about victory in his own seat.The entire 24 minutes of Rudd's speech was shameless.
Giving his speech on Saturday night, Mr Rudd said: "It would be un-prime ministerial of me to say, 'Bill Glasson, eat your heart out,' so I won't."
Kevin Rudd slammed for gloat
How the grown ups got back in charge:
Just after Tony Abbott's frustratingly fruitless victory in the 2010 election campaign, Liberal pollster and strategist Mark Textor presented party director Brian Loughnane with a paper entitled "A campaign for grown-ups by grown-ups".
Being grown-up became the central theme of a three-year strategy in which four principals with their own distinct roles and talents worked towards Saturday night's "overnight success" of the election of the "unpopular" and "unelectable" Liberal leader as prime minister.
'Grown up' tactics trump negativity for coalition