In order for the NDP to grow as a party more emphasis must be placed on courting the middle class.
To often the media focuses on the far left of the party, this often distorts the image of the party much to it's detriment. Our members are often portrayed with less than the respect they are due.
Approaching the middle class will grow our base not just in membership but potential dollars as well. Thus we need a leader who will appeal to that growth potential. If we want to win the next election we need someone who will garner votes not only from NDP members but from all previous untapped sources. That means Liberals and Conservatives.
I think the best person for this job is Michael Prue.