Election day has arrived for Illinois on February 22, 2011. I always make up my mind to at least 80 percent of who I will vote in by this time. I guess the other one or two is why I may call myself Independent. In short, a wishy-washy voter. We really do have to vote our consciences and our minds. Some people just vote because they are following the 'fleet'. I watch these wannabee office holders each election. I read up on them..... They are getting worse and worse......
Yeah. That's right. Is the world so lazy and corrupt that you think that electronic introductions as to who you are and what you stand for really works? Can't you at least stand at a train station, or walk the streets, like the not-do-distance past Elected Officials have done?
Why in the name of Heaven would I get a call from the 4th Ward Alderman when I live in the 5th or 6th or first? Do your homework. Get your Database up to date before you send an electronic message that is so filled with static I wouldn't know your name anyways.
Yeah. That's right too. How well do I remember my old Alderman (who unfortunately did some jail time on some very small money, which totally disappointed me) standing at the bus stop while we went off to work on a really nice and clean bus back in the day. He was pretty shrewd for he did this in non-election times. He had no problem coming up and asking how you were and asking incidentally about the husband, wife and children. Now that's a man who wanted some votes. I voted for him every time. And our Ward looked good too!
Oh my, I would definitely not vote my current Alderman in. She's a cute lady but I'm not jealous. It's just that in the 90s when she was campaigning, seems like her strategy was to get the 'men' involved. Oh, you always saw her strolling down the street with the men of the neighborhood. I have not seen one, single improvement in this Ward. In fact it may just be a little worse if you ask me. So you put up a few Walgreen's? That is not at all impressive even though I shop there.
I don't believe it's hard to get a jump-start on something. I mean if you want to go the distance in a marathon, you may have to start your regimen before a few others. We don't need names thrown at us just because it's close to election. To many people that could be confusing. But if you present a clearer picture of yourself before the race, I just may be biased. Like our poor, deposed Alderman. He was there years before election commenced. Maybe, just maybe with all his faults, he really wanted to know the people of his ward. This Ward has not looked as nice since he left. Peace.
Great List. Thanks so much!
This is a great list. I really dislike most politicians. They eventually get full of themselves.
Love your list. These are so true. Great job.
Awesome list, thanks! H5!
Great read, I learned something new! :)
Boy, you've nailed the things your should do when running for alderman. I hate those automated messages!
I never knew about Aldermen until reading your fine list. Agree with points you presented so well on HI5 list, which could apply to any politician running for office.
Unfortunately the sign of the times has resorted elected officials to not be so personal as in the past. I just attended a meeting where the politics centered around facebook entries. I think my mouth dropped as I heard the suggestion instead of house to house and face to face connection.I fully understand you points made here on this h5 list.
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