Sizzle, not substance, sells the steak for NDP

Why would local MLAs want to be leader of the provincial NDP? The party can’t even figure out what kind of leader they want.

Why would local MLAs want to be leader of the provincial NDP? The party can’t even figure out what kind of leader they want. Should it be someone of substance or style? They will tell you both because they just can’t figure out what wins votes. Christy Clark continues to wow voters with ‘it’s the economy stupid’ lectures. Clearly, style is more important than substance if you want to become a party leader. It’s the sizzle that sells the steak. The federal Liberals figured out after electing  three hapless leaders before Justin Trudeau. Style alone doesn’t sit well with the NDP as they feel they possess superior cognitive powers. That is why they will never get their act together enough to win another majority. Why would anyone want to lead a party that is blind to the fact they need a complete rebranding? John Townson Colwood

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