Reporter: Charles Wooley
Producer: Howard Sacre
By any measure, this is an unusual election year. With more than 200 days till polling day, it's the longest campaign in Australian history.
Then, there's the growing uncertainty over the leaders.
With Prime Minister Julia Gillard languishing ever deeper in the polls, a spectacular comeback by Kevin Rudd is now a very real prospect.
And would that force the Liberals to dump Tony Abbott, in favour of the more popular Malcolm Turnbull?
If anyone understands the ins and outs of political leadership it is John Howard.
Charles Wooley sat down with the former PM to discuss the wild political ride that will be 2013.