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Voting positively

November 11, 2013

Well, the local elections are history and the results as usual disappointed some earnestly concerned citizens....

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spike2

Nov-11-13 6:38 AM

I was pleased with the results. Those I voted for won. As an aside, local Democrats have no chance until they run a candidate who is electable. Liz Miele is. Campaigns are more than ideas. Factors such as appearance, presence and demeanor count. If your ideas are far, far out of the political view of area residents, you will not be elected. This proves true in every cycle.

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CMReeder

Nov-11-13 7:46 AM

Good letter!

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CMReeder

Nov-11-13 7:50 AM

I think the only thing I can object to is the 'reading of the tea leaves' for the next election. For all the talk that incumbents are bad most were re-elected.

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DavidBross

Nov-11-13 8:15 AM

An excellent letter, especially the last paragraph!

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Capricorn1

Nov-11-13 9:12 AM

For all the talk that incumbents are bad most were re-elected. -Reeder

A result of name recognition and it's never their guy mentality. Happens at all levels.

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CMReeder

Nov-11-13 9:18 AM

Don't forget Capricorn1 how much gerrymander insures an incumbent is re-elected and being loyal to party plays in re-election.

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Capricorn1

Nov-11-13 9:44 AM

Very true Chuck... Personally I only voted for one incumbent. I was hoping for new faces with new ideas. I was also an avid Campana supporter, but now, not so much and I won't be voting for his reelection if he's even illegible.

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Capricorn1

Nov-11-13 9:46 AM

That should be eligible.... auto correct sure can make you look stupid lol

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enigma

Nov-11-13 10:45 AM

Cap, illegible works too, in a symbolic sort of way.

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CMReeder

Nov-11-13 10:50 AM

In some of the races Capricorn1 there was only the incumbent listed to vote for, they go unchallenge even in the primaries.

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enigma

Nov-11-13 10:58 AM

"An excellent letter, especially the last paragraph!"-DavidBross

Really? This is what counts for a great letter among liberals? Read it carefully. It is all fluff with little of real substance. Full of cliches, absent any real thought. A lot of potential left unfulfilled. It reminds me of the "Hope and Change" speeches; nice words with no meaning on their own. It is left to the reader to give it meaning. It is a nice safe letter though. How can anyone disagree with a letter that has no meaning? Only the last paragraph is worthwhile. All politicians should understand that there is no place in public service for ideas like 'spoils'. This is a phrase that applies to war, not politics.

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enigma

Nov-11-13 11:05 AM

"Campaigns are more than ideas. Factors such as appearance, presence and demeanor count."-Spike2

Notice that character is not included here. Until character is the main criteria for public office, we will continue to get the kind of self-centered, self-indulgent and self-important losers we have in office now. They have all been elected based on "Factor such as appearance, presence and demeanor". What kind of people choose leaders based on how they look? Superficial morons.

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spike2

Nov-12-13 7:43 AM

because no one wants a political leader who looks like they fell out of a dumpster. Either the other writers don't live in the city or apparently the majority of the voters felt the same as I did.

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