Personally I think the whole emphasis on leadership in our politics is embarrassing. If we were democratically more evolved, leadership would hardly matter.
This isn't the politics of ideas and issues anymore, though it has those. It's the politics of inclusion. Obama's win in the U.S. is the prototype, but only in his second election.
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Sitting side by side with Libby Davies on the NDP front benches spoke volumes without a word being said.
Thomas Mulcair seems most fully engaged when interviewers are posing him questions. NDPers will be happy with that, after his speeches at the convention got so-so reviews.
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Nycole Turmel ends her tenure as the NDP's Interim Leader satisfied that she succeeded in building a strong Official Opposition Caucus.
By all means, feel free to make your own rankings and post them as comments! I think that what we find out about what we are looking for in a party leader will help bring us closer together.
Anthony Munk, a top executive at Barrick's Gold, and Gerry Schwartz, current CEO of Onex Corporation, have recently made donations to NDP leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair.