Friday, June 5, 2009

Political Criteria

Suppose you’re on a committee to select a political candidate. On what will you base your decision?

Do you choose your candidate by party only? Do you select by popularity? Do you declare people deserve a choice and nominate an individual to break a political stranglehold? Should a private issue(s) be the reason(s) for your choice? Or, do you choose a person who will make an honest effort to be well informed and will make thoughtful decisions? Do you support a leader who benefits you personally or the region as a whole?

Now, suppose you worked on that candidate’s campaign, contributed substantial sums, organized a fundraiser and your candidate won. What if, months later, you realize that the one you supported lied by omission about everything. What would do you do then?

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