My family received this mailer to remind us of the runoff election for county commissioner chairwoman* that takes place on Tuesday. Two things quickly came to mind.
First, why do politicians have to resort to stoking fear to gin up support? If you want me to vote for you, then I have to be comfortable with your policies and decision-making skills. Governing from fear is not effective in the long run and usually leads to mistakes that harm more than they help.
Next, where are there liberal Democrats in the South? This is Georgia, and my Democratic Party representative, Rep. David Scott, supported the incumbent Republican Senate candidate Johnny Isakson over the Democratic Party nominee Jim Barksdale in the election that just took place. How liberal is that?
If you’re always afraid of every little thing that crosses your path, how do you intend on governing a fast growing county? I know this is local politics , but it’s the same tactic that plays out on the national level.
I don’t live in fear, and I don’t want decision makers who do. I want people who have the ability to see a situation and be able to find multiple ways to solve the problem without causing more damage than doing good. America wouldn’t be what it is if we let fear dictate our choices.
I guess I could say that she tried to reach out to me as I didn’t receive anything from her competition. Then again, maybe the Democrat running already knows that I hate getting political junk mail and is really more in tune with my feelings.
*The race is for chairwoman as it’s two women running for the position.