|See No Evil State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman|
Because of you the voters. Over and over you put the worst possible candidates in office: "The candidate is cute, the candidate is from my ethnic/racial background, the candidate sent around some slick post cards I believed, the candidate visited me and promised me help with my problem..." the list goes on. You don't do your homework. The worst offense of all: "I don't vote in local elections." Why the hell not?
When I look at the candidates in Homestead it make me want to puke. The Sweetwater election last week had me shaking my head. They elected the Mayor's mother to the Council. I look at some candidates running and KNOW they don't even live in the district because they claim homestead exemptions in other areas but that doesn't stop them. They start their political career with a lie. It is all so corrupt that the collective thought of bloggers is that it can't end. It is too deep, the absentee ballot fraud is too entrenched and the unethical campaign behavior too ingrained. Our chipping away is driving us crazy and not worth our considerable effort. Change is not at hand.
Many bloggers have stopped blogging and many bloggers are headed in that direction. It is just not worth our time and trouble. If you guys out there cannot influence your friends and neighbors to vote right, what hope can we have? I can't even get my friggin' friends to read my blogs on THEIR own Commissioner.
Too few of you part with a few dollars for a good candidate. Have you ever given to a candidate that you liked? Most of our readers are county political wonks. But we need more and we aren't getting them. We need to get regular folks to understand the underbelly of politics. Homestead candidates are denied access to the gated communities so they can't go door to door. That is the only way to win against massive funds. Newbies can't get into assisted living facilities. What can be done? This should be a topic for Katy Sorenson's Good Government Initiative. She is always saying get good candidates. Well once you get them, what do you do with them? Without money they don't even have a fighting chance. The money comes from Lobbyists and they all have an agenda. The political party money raisers are all lobbyists. So where is the fucking hope? I need to find the hope to continue.
Also read what The Straw Buyer wrote about blogging.