Saturday, January 16, 2010

Running a bad campaign usually means you lose...

After reading this column in the Boston Globe, I wondered what happened to reality? Reality in politics as hard as it may want to be to accept, is if you run a bad campaign, unless the person or persons you happen to be running against run a worse campaign than you? You don't win.

Unfortunately in this nation style means more than substance, charisma more than character and hype more than heart...If a republican does the "unthinkable" and wins the former seat of Ted Kennedy it's because more voters picked him. Right, wrong or indifferent...Fair or unfair...

There have been many candidates I've known in being a political blogger that should have won. They were the better candidate, the better person, but? Voters went for another candidate and it's not much consolation when the complaints later begin to say, "I didn't vote for him/her" -- The only way this will ever end is for voters to wake up, stop falling for campaign hype no matter the party and take an honest look at what that candidate CAN ACTUALLY DO and what they stand for...