Let's face it, Gillard has not got the bottle to be PM.
It appears that the Greens and the 2 Independents will keep Labor in power until the next election when voters will have the chance to turf them out.
Rudd could also count on Bob Katter as an ally, should one of the other three dumbwits pull the pin.
In the interim, having an intelligent person, or should I say more intelligent than Gillard, would only help the country.
There is a move, a small one to be honest, to get KR back as PM.
Plibersek is a Leftie, from Victoria, I believe. Traditionally in the ALP Lefties are Deputies.Some feel Rudd is yesterday's man and that neither party nor electorate will tolerate a recycled PM.
But others feel an imploding Labor Party, terrified of a general election forced by a cross-bench withdrawal of support, might just call on experienced hands.
For the moment, Gillard is safe. Labor has not fallen dramatically behind the Coalition in opinion polls and Gillard leads Opposition Leader Tony Abbott as preferred PM. But, as Rudd can testify, public opinion can change in a heartbeat.
One wonders then, if the former PM and Plibersek have got their heads together. Have they considered running on a joint ticket against Gillard and Swan later this year?
The current Left-Right balance would be reversed but maintained and Queensland and New South Wales would see a leader and deputy leader respectively. That would at least begin the repair to Labor's damaged brand in those states.