The municipal election in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula makes a complete mockery of the Democratic system!
Don’t get me wrong, there are some really sincere people in the running but they appear to be really naive or in the alternative really slick.
The all Candidates meetings have been nothing short of a joke and structured to make certain people shine and others loo like idiots.
The next one in Mar just happens to be on the same night as the PC nomination meeting. Now I may just be stupid but why would you book a Municipal meeting the same night as the Provincial PC nomination meeting unless you were perhaps trying to distract one from the other.
The Chamber appears to be behind the sponsorship of the meetings.
The fact of the matter is to have meetings wherein which the questions are limited to one minute and the answers are limited to two minutes, how can you get a feel for the candidates with a two minute answer?
If some one makes their decision to vote for someone after hearing them talk on a given subject for two minutes, then they are just stupid or blind to the facts.
I wonder how many sheeple are voting for someone because they have more signs out than the other!
There are a few of the candidates that make an impression,:
Paul Deakons for example, has a determined presence and seems to hold himself well although he dresses for the beach. I think Paul would make a great Councilor and in due course an outstanding Mayor. However I think he is running for the wrong job at this point.
Mr. Close has history but I still think has links to the Old Boys and I am not satisfied that he will be anything but a Liberal. John speaks well but looks eternally rode hard and put away wet. His answers to questions lack substance although his delivery is at time outstanding. But does that make him a Mayor?
Gwen Gilbert on the other hand (remember I am biased) acts professional, comes prepared, gives straight from the hip answers and relies on her accomplishments. In my mind she should be dealing with the fact that because she is a women she has been hindered by a bunch of hard assed old boys who think women belong in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant. I would love to see what would happen if she as Mayor over a new open-minded Council worked together. I think it would be a different world!
Jim Kerr has his heat in the right place and does present himself well. Some of his points are well made. ut Jimmy is not Mayorial material. He is a little too quick to flash and I think that regardless of his good points he would have a hard time maintaining control.
Len Chabot should stick to being a DJ, but fair play to him for trying.
Now if we were to sweep clean and put in a new Mayor replacing Gwen Gilbert, then the real Mayor would be Rhonda Cook. She would rule the roost and the new Mayor would be at her mercy.
Gwen on the other hand is like President Choice toilet paper , rough, tough and won’t take no shit off anyone especially Rhonda.
These are my opinions and everyone is entitled to one so please comment with what you feel but lets keep it real! No nasty stuff!