Saturday, July 24, 2010

Green Party Troubles

For all her considerable communications skills, honed over the years as an environmental lobbyist, Elizabeth May is nonetheless an absolutely incompetent party leader.  To be successful a leader must be much more than a charismatic presences on the tube.  She must also serve as the party's CEO - inspiring the troops, ensuring the party is administered efficiently and keeping the inevitable factions at peace.  May is as complete a failure at this aspect of the job as one can imagine.  I think everyone should read this post on the party's troubles by Democratic Space blogger and former Green Party activist Greg Morrow.  Its title says it all: The Green Party's Mess.