Connecting With Voters

Part of it is policy.

Part of it is leadership.

Most of it is passion.

I am of the belief that when voters aren’t simply voting against someone else, than they will be voting for the party who’s leader gives them the most hope for the future.

They will be voting for the party that they believe will do what is right, and vote against those that would travel the path of least resistance to power, or to secure their gold plated pensions.

Engaging in “politics as usual” is a recipe for disconnect. This is what we have been doing, and this is where we’ve ended up.

Our leader should stand up for what is right.

Our leader should answer questions directly.

What I’ve found pisses people off most, and pisses me off,  is when politician’s are asked difficult questions, and they answer by not answering. Bev Oda’s hotel affair was a perfect example. Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro was asked repeatedly on Power and Politics, whether or not the limo was paid back, and he refused to answer the question. That should be a simple yes or no question, but unclear political speak was used to answer nothing, and to hide everything.

We need to set a new trend of honesty, democracy, and passion for doing what is right for a better future. Sometimes people aren’t going to like what we have to say, but at least they will respect us for having the courage to say it.

When we see passion in another who really believes in their cause, and has the courage to stand up for it, we know it. We know it not in our minds, but in our hearts, because just as our hearts will sink with sorrow in the face of injustice, they will ignite with optimism in the presence of passion.

Let’s work to ignite our party, and our voters.