Rhymes, Rants & Accolades from North Central BC

Do we have a real democracy when we only have the tirades and comments from the figureheads who represent each of the political parties to chose from. And this time around none have that “movie star” quality about them. And why should that be necessary for the job, anyway? Corporate leaders in the private sector are often pretty dull fellows…

I would much prefer to confer with local candidates who communicate in my own familiar dialect.  They are aware – or about to become aware of – my interests and concerns. The celebrity tracking of party leaders by the media is extremely costly, deceptive and inefective. Why not fund the political parties from the bottom-up, rather than from the top-down? I am hoping our local candidates will become more accessible to queries and suggestions. I once voted for the Green Party candidate in my area because he was the only one who responded to my emails. Poor guy- he only had about 50 cents to his name but our internet communication cost him no money at all! The only other candidate who responded, passed along some pre-written party-oriented material. Can’t even recall his name…probably back working in the sawmill. Probably very little compensation (or sympathy) after losing in an election…

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