Promises, promises

My latest column, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Wednesday. It was inspired by this Compass piece on the upcoming council elections in Norfolk.

Candidates make promises to voters all the time, some big, some small. Rare is the case when there is an effort to track whether they actually keep them.

When you combine that with a real lack of widespread coverage, particularly at the local level, the voters have their work cut out for them trying to figure out who is best to represent them. The easy choice is to just vote for the man or woman who is already in office.

We deserve better.


4 thoughts on “Promises, promises

  1. Hoover signed Smoot-Hawley. The economy was actually recoving from the stock market crash when S-H became law. Other nations retaliated, and the world economy was crippled.

    Hoover should have vetoed Smoot-Hawley, and Bush should have vetoed the Minimum Wage increase and the Stimulus.

  2. Norfolk City Council Elections 2012. Night of the incumbants and less then 5% of those registered to vote show up at the polls.

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