One of the people I have had the luck to meet is Andy Berg, the current executive director of the San Diego Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). I generally agree with his points of view but totally agree his article about electoral leadership. He is asking some hard questions to elected officials and candidates in my beautiful city of San Diego. Unfortunately San Diego is just one example of this absence of leadership. It is a nationwide problem.
One thing that makes me so sick is the pessimism that people pursuing these offices often bring to the public. Negative commercials and mailers all too often distract people and discourage them fr0m participating.
This is the best quote heard in a while:
"Simply campaigning on how bad things are and how they are likely to get worse is not only bad strategy, it also becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and makes it almost impossible to govern successfully if elected."I agree with this wholeheartedly. As we are looking for our government to provide the infrastructure and we need leaders that are going to be accountable to the people that elect them and not to "sloaganeers".
The article from Thursday can be found here. and todays follow up can be found here.