Wildrose leadership race leaves many in the dark

Yes, I was impressed. The call from the Wildrose Party informing me of the leadership race. Sir we are going to have a vote for the new leader of the party. I am calling on behalf of Mr. B. or was it D.? Anyway, we would like your blind support.

Yes, I was impressed. The call from the Wildrose Party informing me of the leadership race. Sir we are going to have a vote for the new leader of the party. I am calling on behalf of Mr. B. or was it D.? Anyway, we would like your blind support.

Isn’t it funny how you don’t hear from anyone until they want your check mark? No call to come to a meeting and learn something about the person who’s going to run for the party leadership. No newsletter letting you know they have filled all the vacant seat with new people. No offer for your input on how they should proceed to build people’s hopes to once again be a force to reckon with.

Have they put together a plan of attack?

Would it be too much to ask the reps to do up a little information sheet on themselves with an oath to remain, plus a lot of honesty in it so we can decide who told the best story?

They also could include information on his or her fellow reps to help their supporters know who else will be making up the team.

Isn’t it so typical for them to be rushing towards what they think is going to be the spotlight position instead of building a team plan? It’s me, look at me, I am the only one that counts. Here you do the work, give the good ideas to me, and I will stand tall in the light and smile for me!

Oh, I won’t mention your name, in case it goes badly.

I am sorry, but wouldn’t the money you have be better spent getting information to the public on all the candidates for the Wildrose Party? Don’t you think you would better your chances of winning a few seats if you convince the public you can work as a team, and every supporter is an important person?

You’re going to have to be damn convincing on your loyalty for starters, and it wouldn’t hurt to let people know you plan to bring about change, and where. But instead you are working about the spotlight, right, and you don’t know if people will vote for you or not.

Would it hurt too much to ask all your supporters to take some time and send their ideas to a central address to be viewed by the main members? If you are going to be a grassroots party, it might be a good idea to get the information from there. That would also get positive feedback moving throughout the community as your supporters talk to others, if you include them, even if you don’t like them, or you don’t think they are in your class!

Some of the best ideas usually come from a person least expected of having one!

Harley Coates


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