The candidate list is up for the CSM election. If you look closely you will see that I am on it. But so are a lot of other people. Now that is fine. I like and want diversity in the council but is it too much to ask for a modicum of effort?
One candidate has managed the trifecta of never having posted on the forums, having no campaign statement, no digital trace other than the fact that he/she managed to get an application in on time.
Of the 77 candidates less than 2/3 managed to start a campaign thread. They expect to represent you but they won’t tell you how or why. Not that I don’t appreciate this. You see, I am planning on doing a post or two on who to vote for. If they cannot be bothered to give basic information then I think I am OK in ignoring them in my blog. You may feel differently about that but I am limited on time and how much work I want to do for people who have not even made a minimal effort.
Cap stable guys worked hard to do interviews and then all these other people turn up. Why? Was it a last minute decision or a tactical choice to fly under the radar? What advantage is there in not talking to the people you want voting for you? The only folks this does make sense for are the ‘sure thing’ candidates like Sion, Endie, or Manfred. The ones with a large enough bloc behind them that external votes and voters don’t really matter. But they did put up threads and platforms.
You can decide if these other folks are worth your time. I have made my decision.
Good sites? https://sites.google.com/site/csmwire/
Not to mention the forum threads, cap stables work and a whole bunch of other bloggers and such
All this work being done. You have a right to expect the same in return from the candidates.