Right now Australia is in the process of ditching an unpopular Prime Minister. Kevin Rudd is trying to buy some time but it looks like there has been a successful factional coup in the Labor Party. Rudd’s colleagues are convinced that he cannot win the next election, but they could go forward with a strong message and a new leader. Sound familiar?
It will be interesting to see whether the left are able to hold on to power down under. It would be a painful lesson for their comrades back in the old country if the ditching strategy does work.