There is still a fight, and Mr Rudd will be keen to keep that awareness.
In the mean time, we are a bit cheesed that the election has not yet been formally called. While Mr Howard is no doubt keen to maximise his chances surely we need to get this over and done with. But as the silver fox said over the weekend "The Grand Final weekend is sacrosanct...so there will be no election called this weekend."
In the meantime let's have a moment's silence (pun intended) for the greatest mime artist ever