Comment 67225

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted August 02, 2011 at 13:35:39 in reply to Comment 67213

A good first first step would be ousting eight incumbents in favour of big-picture thinkers.

So are you saying we elected 'the wrong people'?

Doesn't this mean that the people doing the 'hiring', ie the voters, were at fault? That they didn't 'hire' the right people? That the responsibility for 'correcting' this situation as you see it, lies with them?

If this is true, then how do we get 'better candidates' elected if a) only 40% of eligible voters exercise their franchise, and b) if nearly two-thirds of these voters vote according to 'name recognition'?

I'm constantly shaking my head at 'the blame game'. We vote people into office (I'm not sure what '8' you're referring to, but I am curious as to what factors you'd use to identify them) and then we blame them for being there. You want to blame someone? Blame the voters.

And if you're going to do that, then please come uo with specific ways and means that 'better candidates', you know, the one with 'big-picture thinking' tendencies, can be both identified and elected. How do you suggest we fix this seemingly broken system? (I already have my suggestions, but few people find them palatable)

The funny thing here (not 'ha-ha' funny, but 'that's really damned sad', funny) is that perhaps the least big-picture thinker was elected as Mayor.

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