Do you think any child has ever said, “Mommy, Daddy, I want to be an embalmer.” I doubt it. What about becoming a sewage plant worker? Do you think any kid has ever expressed an inclination for that profession? Why do you do what you do?
It scares me to consider the motivations of many current politicians. I can’t remember the last time a Canadian politician impressed me—I mean truly impressed me.
Think about it: To run in an election you either must be an incumbent or unemployed (or willing to quit your job). And what kind of person would choose to represent a constituency when “representation” means speaking to the electorate from the party instead of from the electorate to the party? These guys quit their jobs to become mouthpieces of organizations whose sole purpose seems to me to be to retain power.
I feel compelled to vote today for an incumbent with a lengthy history of non-accomplishment—to represent the central core of Canada’ second largest city. I will be voting for a non-thinker only because of what she is not (Conservative) instead of what she is (an empty vessel).