Wow. That relieves a lot of pressure I feel from my constituents. They won't know how I voted.
Besides, I keep getting these calls from irate precinct members because they demand I vote for [fill in the blank] but they themselves haven't done any research.
So, surely, I know better than they do! I’ve done so much research and my requests for them to help me have largely gone unheeded.
Oh, I really enjoyed Kim Burningham's editorial on openness and deliberation.
And, as I try to be honest with myself, I notice that my attitude (above) sounds exactly the same as the Soviets back in the day. "You, the great masses don't know enough, so we, the informed insiders, will vote in a way that will be best for you."
And thus begins the journey toward tyranny.
So, I will let you know who I vote for because you can’t vote--and I represent you. Right now I'm in the process of choosing by first eliminating those I’ve decided I won't vote for. If you click on the “declined” tag on the top of the page, you will see where I'm headed. Sometimes I will give an explanation. Sometimes, because of time restrictions, I just can't.
Ultimately, the choice will get down to one for each office.
As always, you're welcome to help me in the process. I do appreciate your well-researched and thought out feedback.