'C.H.E.S.S' posted by Little green man - 06/05/2012, 12:02:13
I do find this a bit of self serving nosnnese.1. Rudd had worked himself into a psychological state andOh brother, arm chair psychologist making a diagnosis more to do with either the MSM meme, Labor hack meme after the knifing or simply a existing prejudice.2. The cabinet was falling apart — Rudd had no political capital left mainly becauseRubbish. Cabinet was cabinet and the only difficulty it had was Swan/Gillard on the ETS shelving and their immediately leaking it to the media. The problem' with cabinet was Rudd's refusal to be a factional hack and Gillard's desire to white ant for his job.3. He’d alienated himself from the ALP factions. Which is, fundamentally, the internal structure of the ALP.He was never in with factions from the beginning. One can probably surmise that from the day they made him LOTO they had in the back of their minds to replace at the first opportunity should he become PM. Which they did.4. Rudd’s top-down leadership style is not compatible with social-democratic values. Well, just a nothing comment. Labor spent more than a decade in opposition because of its toxic factionalism. Rudd was outside most of that and succeeded and probably was most popular with the public because of the freedom he had from this debilitating poison, for a time. Again how much of this allegation is simple MSM and Labor hack meme. Much of it I would guess.