The man who Barrie Soper so gorgeously described as Martin Luther Cunliffe, oh so humbly thinks he is the man for the job, however he might just have a couple of wee problems.
Anyone with even a passing interest in the spectacular fall, fall and fall further of the once great Australian Labor Party would have to have been marooned on a desert island for half a decade to have missed the salient fact, the greatest factor in that demise was factional infighting coupled closely with Grandiose Narcissistic behaviour of the main protagonist.
The Liberal campaign team commissioned a report on the behavioral traits of Kevin Rudd as part of preparations for the Federal elections and that was the diagnosis the consult produced. It was never used and Coalition leader was never appraised of it.
Basically it stated Rudd was a mirage propped by one motivator and should he overcome the odds and threaten to gain re-election it could be used with out preamble to bring him down in hours on many fronts.
Less than a psychotic trait it is more a character trait where an infallible belief of intellectual superiority was the main driver, manifesting as a single prop.
Should it be kicked out, Rudd's paranoia, a vindictive response including the resulting retaliation would do the job for the Liberal/National Coalition.
Some have suggested that "The Man With a Dream" exhibits traits that seem a little similar.
His behavior towards Shearer, and Goff previously, coupled with the somewhat OTT launch in the presence of portraits of Savage, Nash, Frazer, could support a perception among dispassionate observers to consider him to at least have behavioral issues.
His treatment of Jenny Michie is a pointer to poor judgement and dysfunction in management skills if nothing else.
In a political talk show before Shearer stood down, Michie, in response to a question, state a view that she did not think a majority of New Zealanders were ready to elect an openly Homosexual Prime Minister. Now that is pretty much a statement of a widely held view, if not a fact.
Enter the idjit Curran from Dunedin South, who committed another social media massive fail with her pathetic use of 'Twitter' and suddenly MLC felt he had to prove he was really a man of action by firing Jenny, his Campaign manager. I guess it was an unpaid job but certainly showed a deficit of knowledge in matters of dismissal process and inherent fairness by MLC.
Now it appears the cumbersome and anti democratic selection process could possibly install as leader the Man who cannot command anything better than a 1/3 of the caucus votes.
Is that a recipe for disunity and instability or what, we find out on Sunday.
Will that be the second, third or whatever coming cos I believe the union faction will be the difference consigning Handy Jones and Grunter Robertson to the scrap heap along with King, Cosgrove, Curran, Mallard, FaFoi, Little and Adern may survive but only as wounded with debts.
Depends how that "dream" he had turned out I guess.