So the other day I found this article popping up on my feed. In this article Liberal leadership candidates Ms. Murray and Ms. Coyne allege that the party is “undermining” the leadership election process by keeping the supporter lists of each candidate separate until March 3rd — some six weeks before the actual vote for the Liberal leadership.
As a strong advocate of the system — I called for it at the provincial level and then again went to Ottawa to champion for it there – I see the actions of the party brass and the organizers of the leadership vote totally in the right here.
Leadership campaigns need to reach out to everyone and they should reach out to them — so they should go out and reach out to them. Register those supporters, reach out to the Canadians that want a positive vision for the country, and build a campaign team to do so.
If you can’t do that then go home.
If you can’t convert supporters of another candidate in 6 weeks then go home. If you want to sit on your rump and just blast out emails to other people’s supporters and expect to win that way, give up and stay away.
The supporter system is forcing candidates to reach out to Canadians in order to listen and take on the humility that such a mandate demands from them. So Ms. Murray and Coyne should go out and do it. Anything else is a waste of time.