It was inevitable that repeat loser, Kim Beazley jr., would be challenged for the leadership. Not because he has failed in the past to secure victory for the ALP - many leaders of both persuasions have come from prior defeat to enjoy periods in government - but because he just couldn't turn a trick. And the electorate showed that, while they were disenchanted with a run of bad legislation introduced by a government drunk with power, this was not enough for them to consider Beazley as an alternative leader.
This then, is more about Beazley bombing than his challenger offering his own dynamic agenda. Regardless, whatever allows the Aus public to vote Howard out is alright by me.