I think I detailed some fairly serious criticisms of our process. To sum up:
1. Our system of choosing leaders produced a result that is unfortunate - not because of who became leader but because of the way he became leader.
2. There were apparently problems with the processing of delegate applications by the party returning offices, resulting in too many applications being lost.
3. The overly partisan behavior of local riding associations (in particular, the use of membership email lists to support one candidate) alienated members who supported other candidates.
4. The campaign was marred by nastiness and dirty tricks.
In my previous posts on these issues I focused on how these problems affected me, but I am raising these issues because I know there are other Liberals who are having similar reactions to our leadership campaign.
Stage one is understanding the problem. Stage two is researching alternatives. Stage three is proposing solutions. Sometimes the best solution is to maintain the status quo, and I'm not counting that out. But I would feel so much better if I had the sense that someone in the party gave a damn about these issues and had some motivation to move forward.
Why the Liberal leadership Race Sucked Part 1
Why the Liberal leadership Race Sucked Part 2
Why the Liberal leadership Race Sucked Part 3
Why the Liberal leadership Race Sucked Part 4