The lack of love for our leaders continues at a trot.
Abbott's love-o-meter is still to zinging down, down, down.
Gillard, despite all evidence pointing to being a leader least likely to engender warm fuzzy feelings (for reasons too myriad to list), remains surprisingly resilient on the love-o-meter, bouncing around the 50/50 mark, depending on which way you look at it.
Kev Rudd, who grows more and more lovable the less power he has over anything (which is how it should stay, otherwise all love will again be lost), has a not quite out of this world love-o-meter reading from the good folk in his home state, but no one - least of all Kev - should get overly excited about Queenslanders wanting their guy back in the top spot, and still harbouring bitterness over his blood-stained removal.
Malcolm Turnbull, unlike Rudd, has wider appeal, with the best love-o-meter reading of the lot. Based on the meter, Turnbull is everyone's guy. More, more, more! Yep, that's what we want.
But we all salivate, at least a little, over what we don't have.
As the old, old, old adage goes: don't wish too hard ...
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