A leader is not the same as a dictator who decides everything by himself, f**k Rick.
Rick had to take charge. Without him making the tough decisions, its everyone going off in different directions--including resources, basic protection, etc. Would you prefer someone who will not make the hard, but fair/logical decisions? Daryl's not that guy, and the jury is still out on TV-Tyrese.
How about Shane in his place, or the Gov? Talk about inmates running the asylum...