There is a small subculture of political animals. They include the backroom people, the talking heads, the policy wonks, the koolade drinkers and a few more species. Then there are the rest of us. We watch the news and keep track of what is happening in our country and our world. We sometimes watch the political animals roaring about real and perceived slights and issues, subtly discounting much of it as noise. We regret that there is so much noise going on in the capital that the positive things most of us agree on rarely seem to progress.
When it comes time for an election, some Canadians barely pay attention. Others, including myself, look to see which candidates and which parties most reflect our interests and philosophies. We see this as important because we have to trust that our representatives, once elected, will passionately and effectively reflect our interests.
As we come closer to the next federal election (not saying when, just that it will inevitably come) I look to people who I have known for years and watched gather impressive accomplishments. Once such is my friend, Karen Mock.
You can start to learn about Karen from her candidate web site, at http://karenmock.liberal.ca. But to get the full picture, Google her. You will begin to understand my support. Karen is a woman who leads both by consensus and with strength.
Have a look. Do your research. I am confident that you will be impressed with Karen.