"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday, 26 July 2014

It's Not Like Any Other Experience.

I have probably Observed and participated in more than thirty elections in Aurora.

I've won some and lost others. Winning is better.

I have observed literally hundreds of candidates. Aurora elections attract usually in excess of twenty candidates.

It means more losers than winners every time.

A winning candidate has no idea how it feels to lose.

After a campaign taking every resource available,financial and personal, psyching oneself to believe
in a winning outcome right up to the.votes  are tallied.

Letdown after excitement peaks to fever pitch, cannot be imagined.

I've known losing candidates who deny the impact. I don't believe it.

One thing that cannot be denied ; by far the majority who try and fail, never
try again.

Many re-locate.


Anonymous said...

Maybe some will quit - but not all. Such a large field allows a modicum of comfort. The rules for the meeting have to stop undergoing construction. For me, the entire exercise is bizarre but plans will have been made based upon what was decided at Council earlier.

Anonymous said...

Just feel grateful that we only have one candidate for council who brings to mind Stephen Harper.

Harper's piece in Friday's Globe and Mail has so far resulted in 826 comments, non favourable, some downright nasty.