Haha, compare Abbott floundering under 12 minutes of pre-recorded interview with one journo and Gillard standing in front of the assembled press for an hour 15 minutes, answering everything and not taking a backward step.
He's not up to it. Not because of his views, he simply lacks the mental ability to go beyond a slogan. He's been on such a tight leash for so long he has not the first idea how to go beyond the jingoistic schtick. Plus he has an incredible glass jaw too.
Not PM material. Keating, right in 2010, right now.