Biden’s victory isn’t quite the vindication of centrism some Labor figures think it is.
It may be that only with the next defeat will Labor have the total collapse it really needs to reconstruct itself.
The lie of the Liberals' claims of liberalism is again laid bare — they scorn the value of anything but power in the name of power itself.
When it comes to winning the Eden-Monaro byelection, the stakes are much higher for Labor than the Coalition.
If the Adem Somyurek scandal isn't the occasion for a thorough reconstruction of the ALP, the faction-ridden party will come out of it worse than before.
The powerful body can intervene and take over the affairs of a state branch, and recommend reviews and audits.
Labor's long-awaited review into its 2019 election defeat is a masterclass of how not to run a campaign, revealing a seemingly impossible level of disorganisation behind the scenes. But hey, it looks nice.
Unless Labor's leaders do some more significant soul-searching than superficial posturing on jobs, then they're heading for a repeat of 2019.