Apr. 18th, 2006 @ 12:18 am
Does anyone have any thoughts on the upcoming leadership vote? Is anyone planning to attend the convention in Ottawa in August? Is this David Chernushenko's time to shine, or is Jim Harris going to keep the top job (or run for the top job, as he hasn't declared yet)?
|Date:||April 18th, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)|| |
Who else is in the running so far?
I really hope Jim Harris gets the boot. Having to stand behind him (literally) while he bumbled through press conferences was quite painful. Observe:
I was working at the CBC for a few weeks during the election campaign. Someone from the National came up to my floor to ask if any of us would be interested in sitting in the audience for Harris's appearance you "Your Turn." They couldn't find enough people.
|Date:||April 19th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)|| |
I know David Chernushenko fairly well from having volunteered on his last two campaigns. I have a bias towards him, because I think he's a really great person and he's very dedicated to the green cause. Even after moving out of the riding between the last two elections, I volunteered with him again this time.
He is incredibly eloquent and intelligent, fluent in French, and has a much more relaxed demeanor than Jim Harris.
That being said, I also have a lot of respect for Elizabeth May, for her work throughout her career. She would bring a very recognizable name to the job.
I would hope that if they were to run against each other, that there wouldn't be any bad blood developing, because I think the two could work very well together. My only concern is that they're both Ottawa based (though Elizabeth is from the east), and being in Ottawa for too long can really mess a person up.
I think that both of them would be better for the party than I think Jim Harris was over the past year.
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