The reason is simple: between him and the other candidate for the ballot’s top position, Christian is the only one funding my keynoting and evangelizing
So even among the Pirates, is it always about the money? This has not garnered too positive a response, especially in the light of the fact that the "other candidate" is Amelia Andersdotter who, as some would argue, does a better job. The heat is on, including a twitter conversation (and a Diaspora hashtag for the decentralites among you).
Two wrights don't make a rong, they make an airplane. Or bicycles.