"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

Sunday 4 August 2013

A Passing Mark

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Political Intrigue is not that intriguing":

There is a natural tendency to assume that those votes you garner are FOR you. I fear the same has occurred here in Aurora.
Have a great day!


Votes cast in one's favour are  certainly entitled to be credited. 

In a first election, the voter is giving the candidate  a chance to show what he or she can do. 

They watch with interest and take personal satisfaction when the newly elected Councillor  shows signs of growth. They  allow for  a person to  learn.

For a re-elected candidate ,it's  a recognition of  experience and performance or the best that's available.


Anonymous said...

Yes, sometimes it's just a case of 'the lesser of two evils.'

Anonymous said...

I wasn't aware of how much of a bummer it could be to discover a vote had been misspent. AS Charlie Brown is supposed to have said, " Life is full of rude awakenings. " I had expected too much.