I hold relatively few politicians in high regard, but Bob Carr is an exception. He’s an unlikely political success story in our culture: bookish, verging on teetotal, private to the point of suspected misanthropy, but still with that indefinable something that begins to build towards “charisma.” All that – and ability too.
He would, I have no doubt, be a superb Prime Minister. But he’s not going to be and we need to let the whole idea go. He buried it finally today after a Friday moment of unbridled speculative fever fuelled by a soon-to-be-released biography about him. Still, it would have been interesting….