2. I never said he did...? ; I
believe I said that part... short man on the totem pole yeah ;
Which goes to him not having much actual power.
He was also a spineless incompetent
3. In -normal- times? Totally would! In days where they're fighting Malygos and the scourge? Considerably less influence since they need the extra manpower, and then can't just kick him out afterwards cause it'd violate their bizarre sense of morality.
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Look, I'm not even interested in arguing any of this annoying tangential tripe.
My point is the elves never had the position of leader in Dalaran because it's a primarily human city and they honestly didn't give that much of a care about it back before the scourge wrecked quel'thalas, they were pretty isolationist.
I mean, hell it took the Orcs beating down their doors in WC2 to get them to send more than a token force even after Lothar's bloodline oath thing got called in.