He then gets to the nub of why it’s not happened – yet: (2:10)
It is slow because Labour, while they don’t want Shearer any more, they don’t know who to replace Shearer with. that is their problem. . .
Well, that’s one of their problems.
Another is, Garner says, that Grant Robertson, wants to be leader but not yet. He wants to wait until after next year’s election.
That means he doesn’t want the party to win in 2014 because that will give him a better opportunity to be leader.
Garner returns to the first problem. (4:06):
So there’s all these issues that have seriously unimpressed now the majority of this caucus who are not happy with Shearer and they’re looking around, openly looking around to replace him except they are struggling to settle on the candidate. . .
What this means is Shearer is there only until there’s a better alternative.
That caucus can’t find one is yet another indication of how divided they are and it will take more than a leadership change to bring unity.