Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Trojan Horse Candidates

The season of local and national politics has just begun and we will soon be asked to cast our ballot for those who we think will represent our best interests. There is a balancing act that will go on in the minds of many where the statements of a candidate are weighed against the statements of the other candidates. A decision will be made.

Candidates that make statements are good because you know where they stand. What I don’t like are the Trojan horse candidates, which are those who evade questions. Most national candidates prefer not to grab the third rail with topics of Social Security and abortion, but once they are in office they come out of hiding.

I fear that there will be attempts to place Trojan horse candidates from both sides of the fence of the Richard Lee recall in the consideration for the District 3 County Commission Seat. Fortunately most people have made their impressions known and they will not be able to disavow their positions. Further polarization will more than likely be the result. People will be voting on issues.

I would like to see a candidate say, “I don’t know” and sincerely means it. This would be a candidate who may actually have some objectivity along with a thought process. One who might use reason and weigh the benefits against the disadvantages of everything they are asked to vote on. These are the candidates we deserve, not the ones that have prejudged each vote long in advance, or go into office with an agenda.


Blogger weese said...

exactly...their agenda should be our agenda.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Uncle Walt said...

I wonder how many of the applicants are aware of the new disclosure laws?

I also wonder what it says about a person who is willing to abide by those laws. IE; Putting all their relatives' contact information on a website.

4:55 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Weese, time for a revolution.

Walt, I wouldn't be surprised if no one applied which would be cause for another revision of the County Charter.

7:42 AM  

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