Elizabeth May, the Leader of the Green Party of Canada has said at the BGM Convention that the 25% decline in the membership numbers are a “meaningless indicator”. Since the members are the party–she just said that the members don’t count.
Let’s say, hypothetically, that you have two political parties: Party A has 100,000 members, Party B has 1,000 members. According to Elizabeth May, Party B is just as likely to win an election, raise money, recruit volunteers, etc. Wow.
Oh but it gets better….
Elizabeth May wants the “meaningless indicator”–membership–to be six times higher at 50,000… “But it’s not my role as leader to work on that.” You’re right–it’s Sharon Labchuk’s and she is awful at it and has been awful at it for four years. Please change this.
Elizabeth also says that she would do “a lot” of things differently in the next election. Like what? Lie more? Greens and ex-Greens want a Leadership contest specifically because Elizabeth won’t do anything differently. She keeps making he same rookie mistakes over and over, and anytime someone suggests a new idea they are pushed out because E May and her “friends” are too insecure to take any criticism.
May said getting elected was “top priority” for her… now. “Up until after the 2008 election was over it had not even been on a list of priorities that the leader getting elected had any particular importance.” : O Wh–wha–WHAT!? Oh I see–Elizabeth forgot to try to win last time–just a small error–no big deal–but she’ll win this time… What was the London North Center by-election about then? I could have sworn that the goal was to get Elizabeth elected… Was Central Nova a practice run?…
How can anyone still support Elizabeth May?