We're starting to wonder whether Chris Carter knew EXACTLY what he was doing today - this from Voxy:
Mr Carter said his letter was an attack on Mr Goff's leadership.
"I no longer believe it's possible for him to win the election," he told reporters.
"I think I owe it to the people I represent and the people who voted for our party that we have a leader who can win the election.
"Look, Phil Goff is a very nice guy but he's just not going to win and his latest flip-flop over the tradeable fourth week... was the last straw for me. Yes I was attempting to get a momentum going where our caucus would think about a leadership change and I am hoping that my actions will cause some of my caucus colleagues to reflect on something which I think almost all of them would come to the conclusion: that nice as Phil is he's just not going to win."
As we just noted in the comments section on the previous thread, we're starting to wonder whether Chris Carter has "taken one for the team" in order to get caucus discontent with Phil Goff's leadership on the public agenda. Who, we wondered to ourselves, would mastermind a plan like that?
Do all roads lead to the Big Apple? The plot thickens ...