Ron Bolin, Feb. 28, 2010
We know the field. Now we need to know the candidates and their issues. Thus far I have seen about 80-125 words per candidate in the Daily News, and about 275 words per candidate in the Bulletin. In returning to the Daily News this morning to check some info, I couldn’t even find the by-election listed on the front page and a search didn’t find anything either. I hope that the Bulletin will keep running the by-election banner until it is over. We will see what more our newspapers do to keep us informed of the candidates and the issues.
I have heard rumours of an all candidates meeting to be held soon, but have not heard any details. Hopefully, with only six candidates, there will be adequate time for some debate on the issues rather than the simple “I am a good person and I am for lower taxes and better services for everyone,” which is the usual fare. (I do not mean to insult the candidates here. Given the few seconds that have traditionally been allocated per candidate, that is about all that they can say.) Read the rest of this entry »