Leadership. How odd. The caucus voted him out because he couldn't 'lead' us to an ETS or a mining super profits tax with a majority govt.
Gillard did both, and more, with a minority govt.
I think what you call leadership I call media presence. Like you Abbott is not someone I want to see leading the country, but I can't derive much joy knowing we pick our leaders on how they seem, rather than what they do, and think that one person is a government.
I understand that the ALP changed leaders because Rudd was their last best hope of preventing being small and powerless in opposition to an Abbott government, but I can't be happy that our politics made that the only choice.