I’m intrigued by the use of the word, “humbled”, in this context:
Gordon Brown says he is "truly humbled" by the scale of the backing given to him by Labour MPs as their choice to succeed Tony Blair as prime minister.
Mr Brown was supported by so many Labour MPs his only rival could not get enough backers to trigger a contest.
Wouldn’t “truly proud of myself” be a more honest phrase? Or, in this case, does “truly humbled” mean exactly the same thing?