Bill Shorten was in a commanding position following the election but was unable to provide leadership.
Kim Carr is from a different era. He is an old fashioned left wing dirigiste who thus love intervening in an economy.If we were living in the 1940s or 50s he would be very much part of the political scene but now he is merely an economic dinosaur.
It is made much worse when Andrew Leigh one of the bright stars of the ALP suffered. Shorten has quite a bit of talent at hand. If he is smart and uses the skills he learnt from doing an MBA then he should be preparing for whom should be in his first ministry should he win after the next election.
Kim Carr would surely not be in that.