Firstly to those who think they actually vote for a particular person: You don't. You voted for a political party, being Labor, who in turn elect their leader. It is the parties choice who leads them. They are not elected directly by the public. Never have been, never will be under the current Constitution.
Now with that in mind all this rubbish about "I did not vote for Julia Gillard" is a moot point. Irrelevant.
I believe, not that I actually voted for Labor at the last election, that the person they voted to lead their party at the last election, Kevin Rudd, did actually do for the most an exceptional job. If there was the turmoil that exists in the current opposition whilst the finances of the world went into self induced panic mode, Australia would certainly be up the proverbial without a paddle.
I do also believe that many people do not realise and take for granted all the policies that were introduced by the Labor government under Mr. Rudd and are great for the country going forward. Where I feel Mr. Rudd failed was in his approach to some of the policies he tried to introduce but did not give them due diligence and rushed into things without correct consultation.
In relation to the actual question, I feel that it is a change that was needed. She will breathe some life into the political scene and give a unique perspective, a perspective previously unknown in this country. Now I am all for change as change is one constant we cannot escape, as long as that change is for the greater good, which I think this will be going forward.
Good on you Ms. Gillard for having the guts to stand up and have a go, where she felt were some failings by her party. I just hope in the interest of the Aussie Spirit, she is given a fair go.