[kwlug-disc] Asking questions of candidates during the election.

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Apr 1 00:26:04 EDT 2011


Raul Suarez wrote, On 03/31/2011 11:02 PM:
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Ralph Janke <txwikinger at ubuntu.com>
>> Currently, there are candidates who have expressed interest of
>> running for the Pirate Party of Canada for the Kitchener-Waterloo
> 
>> riding as well as the Kitchener-Centre riding.
> 
> Honestly I cannot take seriously people that don't take themselves seriously.
> 
> I may have a laugh and enjoy a beer with them, but not consider them as viable 
> options:
> 
> The main three reasons:
> 1.  I dislike "one issue" parties (green party, marijuana party, etc). As anyone 
> elected will need to work on many issues, just one of them will be their 
> platform.

I hear you, and can appreciate what you're saying.

But, in context of other threads, it seems to me that running, getting 
the 100 signatures, etc., is a way of getting an issue out more so 
than not running.

e.g. Seems to me a prior thread noted someone posing a question to a 
candidate has one minute to do so, and a candidate can take many more 
minutes in answering the question.

Running would seem to permit an issue to gain more than one minute.

Viewed in that way, knowing you're not going to get elected and not a 
viable candidate, do you still think it 'unreasonable'? (Not intending 
to put words or characterizations in your mouth here.)



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