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Friday, 26 September 2014

Not the Right Message

If you're not a contender, it's not worth my time to debate with you.  Unless you come to my office, you know, and harass me, which is the way to get ahead.
Good politics?  Maybe.  But it's also what's wrong with our system.  When the top dogs can't be bothered to engage with those who've gone to the trouble, against the odds, to mount a political campaign and team in pursuit of elected office, what hope do folk from marginalized communities without resources or refined language have?
Leaders don't wait for people to come to them, nor ignore forums where only "lesser contenders" are present. 
Leaders walk with the people.

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