The most insightful thing you'll read all night
Chris Selley has the floor:
Martin's concession speech was more heartfelt, more sincere, and more principled than his entire term in office put together and multiplied by five. Which confirms the weird feeling I've always had about him, namely, that he wanted to be Prime Minister far less than he wanted to become Prime Minister.
I don't always agree with Tart Cider, but Chris has hit the proverbial nail on the head with this one.