I'm running in this leadership contest for one reason and one reason alone. I want this country I love and which has given me so much to embrace this opportunity for change with optimism and with conviction. I have to say I never thought I'll be in this position. I did not want it.
Indeed I did almost everything I could not to be a candidate for the leadership of this party. I was so very reluctant because I know my limitations. Whatever charisma is, I don't have it. Whatever glamor may be, I don't think anyone could ever associate me with it.>>
>> But at every step in my political life, I've asked myself one question.
What is the right thing to do?