Thursday, September 29, 2005
Sometimes you’re chosen through circumstance. Sometimes no one wants it and you’re better than nothing. Sometimes you run for the position. Running for leadership is no time to discuss complicated problems in any detail. You need a jazzy 30 second sound bite. It would also be nice if you had a catchy phrase that encapsulates something that is part of the voter’s being. For instance, "Family Values" is good. Everyone has "Family Values" and everyone can fill in their personal bias as to what it means. Leadership demands that you make promises. The promises have to be vague like "Improve your circumstances." It is asking for disaster to have a specific promise like "Lower your fuel bills". If you are someone who really likes to tempt the Fickle Finger Of Fate put a date on when this is to happen!! No one, not even psychics, can nail down future events to the minute!! The Fickle Finger Of Fate does exactly what she feels like doing, whenever, which means that the future events seen before an election are not exactly the future events after an election. Would you run a train off the tracks in order to keep a promise and by implication, also save your integrity??
Posted by Alex at 2:21 PM