> Today’s DR or DIS election is local to a special interface/network such as a 
> broadcast interface. Leader election in a network is global. Every node in 
> the network depends on it (its flooding topology). These two seems different.

Hmm….  Ethernet is not ‘special’.   Pretty much all that we have today.  :-)

If DR/DIS election fails, then there’s likely to be a failure in flooding.  
Anything transiting that network is likely to be mis-routed. Seems not very 
different to me.  The phone will ring regardless.


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