Finn was just as if not more selfish than Rachel.
Rachel is the one who banded everyone together to protect Kurt when he was being bullied. And Puck and the other guys followed up on what Rachel wanted them to do. Finn was just a coward.
Rachel was the one who got the girls to play in the football game when the other players quit.
Finn is the one who brought someone new into the group (who they needed numbers wise) and then started hooking up with his girlfriend and laughing at him behind his back.
Finn was just as likely to hog attention in competitions. Rachel at least gave up the spotlight willingly a couple of times (like to Mercedes in Sectionals until it was sabotaged) when did Finn ever say "you know I am lead male vocals a lot maybe Puck should take this one"? Or when the Troubletones happened or he was trying prevent Britt from leaving when did he say "you know, Mr. Shue, they are really talented maybe we should feature them more"?
Rachel came up with songs several times.
Rachel is the one we saw work really hard on writing original songs (and she wrote Brittany's favorite song!).
So, I don't buy for even one second that Finn was more of a leader than Rachel.
I don't even buy Finn was more of a leader than Quinn.
Quinn was the one who got the Troubletones back.
Quinn was the one who got the group their picture in the yearbook. And, more importanly, prevented Sue from getting the group disbanded.
The only thing that makes Finn more of a leader than Rachel, imo, is that he has a dick.
I am not insulting Finn, personally, I think he is a flawed sometimes jerky guy with a good heart and who tries hard. I am insulting the show for treating their flawed guys like superheroes and their flawed girls as bitches who need men to teach them how to be right.
Edited by McWhadden, Mar 12, 2014 @ 2:10 PM.