A friend of mine is working as campaign manager for someone running for a district position in another part of town. Since I'm not in their district, I can't vote for them, but hearing all the little behind the scenes things going on has me far more interested in that race than the one in my own district. In some ways, it's like a tv show, with back door deals and underhanded tactics that never make it into common public knowledge or the evening news. Little things like a meet the candidate event where the host intentionally "forgot" to introduce one of the candidates.
On paper, the candidate she's working for is someone I might vote for, depending what the other options were. Hearing the "behind the scenes" stories change my opinion, even though some of those things aren't really job related, they're still overall indications of character and attitude.
How many of the politicians you support, local or national, do you think you'd still support if you actually got to know them?
Answer by wendydays at 9:11 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 9:16 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
I would have to think that if I knew the candidate behind the curtain I probably wouldn't want to vote for them either. It really would come down to the lesser of two evils. Politics is a dirty game and nobody gets through without mud on them. They are all owned by someone and that's the only reason they make it that far.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:22 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 9:41 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
Answer by parrishsky at 9:59 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 10:27 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
Answer by DusterMommy at 10:48 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
Answer by gammie at 11:22 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:50 PM on Apr. 21, 2011
Answer by Kathy675 at 5:56 PM on Apr. 21, 2011