Dear Friends and Foes
Since I announced my intention to run for the PC nomination of the local riding, I encountered a variety of very interesting reactions.
Disbelief, anger, fear, relief, joy and hatred. A truly mixed bag of emotions, all based on a simple premise: its all about the party and not about the person.
The current form of election is based on voting for a person and not a party. I gladly will explain later why I decided to throw one of my many hats into the ring for the PC nomination. At the moment however it is more important to understand that the nomination process in the current voting system is far more crucial than the election itself.
Put aside any party color and get actively involved in every nomination process, then you will have some influence, who will be nominated in the different parties. You can still express your emotional and traditional attachment for a certain party during the election; at least you had some influence in choosing the best candidate within each party.
Before everyone gets all up in arms that “Michael Schmidt” has joined the “dark side” think twice and reconsider what your options are.
Bill Murdoch stood for the people and with the people Did anyone realy cared which party Bill Murdoch represented? Bill spoke his mind that’s what mattered most.
Its not the Political Party that makes the people, its the people that makes the Political Party.
Instead of polarizing, lets evolve into a force capable of implementing changes towards dialogue, responsibility and a reduction of Government.