So, you're thinking that trying to get information on the election process and likely candidates for the Anglican Equivalent of the Pope is off topic? In just a few months, the Anglican church is probably going to rip itself apart, and the only person who can prevent this or deal with the aftermath is too localized?
1. too speculative
I'm sorry, but you just said the equivalent of "Discussing who the potential candidates for PoTUS is is offsite for a politics or history.SE. Even after the election, it is long-term important to know who was being considered. Knowing about the positions of William Jennings Bryan, William Seward, or Henry Clay is still important today. Knowing the potential points of view is an historical artifact that will always be relevant.
2. too localized
As the link in Marc's answer states:
The Archbishop of Canterbury is, along with the Bishop of Rome and the Ecumenical Patriarch, widely regarded as an international spiritual leader, representing the Christian Church. On overseas visits, a meeting with the Head of State is almost always a part of the programme, as are meetings with other significant political persons
Getting an understanding of Frank Luter's personality for the SBC (excuse me GCBC) is a far different cry than Joe Schmo of First Baptist. Getting to know Father X is a different cry from getting to know what Cardinal Ratzinger. In both cases the choice of candidates for the head says a great deal about what the denominations value. I mean, the SBC is probably going to pit a black man as it's leader for the first time ever! If getting to an understanding of what he represents isn't important then what is is?
The fundamental issue in the Anglican Communion is whether the liberal west or the conservative African wings will take prevail on issues like Same sex blessings, biblical authority, etc. The election of John Seta,u or Rowan Williams will define what 80 million people will believe. If 80 million is too localized, feel free to tell me- but then, why would we be talking about any church at that point?
Knowing the denominational head is vital. To compare the Anglican Pope to the local priest is, in my estimate, uninformed qt best or insulting at worst to the entire worldwide Anglican Communion. If you had said this about the Pontiff, I would hope that Peter Turner wouldnraise bloody heck, and I would have been with him. To say the same of the head of the 80 million member Anglican Communion is the same thing.