On wanting to be Prime Minister

Bit tired, so this may make little sense, but I’m entertained by quotes from possible contenders for the Labour leadership. Alan Johnson, when asked if he will run for leader, says:

“There’s not a campaign team in place for anything, not deputy leader or leader. There’s no team in place,”

Which is a yes. John Reid, meanwhile, says he has:

“no personal ambition to attain any other high office”

Dude. I have ambition to be Prime Minister (not seriously, obviously). Doesn’t everybody? You’re a politician within striking distance, and you don’t want the job? I don’t believe you.