My Good Friends, the Candidates

I have acquired a number of new friends that I enjoy communicating with during this election campaign.

They know me so well they call me by my first name.  They are always, “a few hours to go for so sort of campaign funding date”,  inviting me to dinner with Barack Obama [I guess along with 1 million other people who he knows by their first name] if only I gave $5 or $10, sending an invitation to join the candidate and some important public figure for a cocktail or similar event, “join us at a historic! event”, saving the republic from the corruption of another candidate, “you can trust me to fight for you, etc.

I lament that these new friends will be gone until the next election cycle when they return or they pass on their email lists to a new candidate.  They will have quickly forgotten their promises of openness, fairness, ethics, honesty, participation, communication, historic, new future, fiscal soundness, low taxes, a strong budget, fairness for all, save me from socialism, sending back the undocumented workers, etc.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

One Response to My Good Friends, the Candidates

  1. Robert Burr says:

    yes, and now local elections will be coming around in April, so announced and unannounced candidates are feeling a stirring in their political loins to get started reaching out to the registered voters of Coral Gables. It’s almost as exciting as a slow-motion Kentucky Derby, without the mint juleps.

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