Friday, January 22, 2010
Staying Undecided Until The End
I was sitting here looking at the latest polls for the mayors race in New Orleans. I'm not including a link because what I want to say has nothing to do with who is in the lead. When a pollster calls your house tell them you are undecided even if there is a candidate you like. The reason why we should do that is because when there are polls that show one candidate way out ahead of the others issues start to take a back seat to personal attacks so the other candidates can catch up. Instead of having forums where candidates talk about specific ideas we'll get shouting matches where nothing is really said and everything will be a waste of time. Let's make these candidates work until the end. The folks at the lower end of the poll are good people and their ideas need to be heard even if they don't win. The people at the top of the poll shouldn't take anything for granted and we need to hear from them consistently too.