The leaders we elect in office will determine whether the state of living will change or we’ll keep going through the same challenges we have been going through for the longest time. During the election period, politicians make all sorts of promises, but most of them never fulfill them once they get to the office. Enough emphasis cannot be put on the importance of choosing credible leaders.
One should take time to see if the leader they want to vote for will address the issues they have in mind. Take time to listen to each leaders campaign strategy and then see if they are going to address what you consider to be a matter of concern.
Do extensive research on all the candidates who are vying. Use the newspapers and online resources as this will help you know more about the candidate. Gather as much material as you can on the candidates by listening to their campaign speeches and debates, press reports and campaign literature. As someone who may be representing you in government and addressing sensitive issues, it is important that you know their stand o sensitive issues in the country and the world.
Take time to figure out what other people think about your candidate. do not just ask them if they are for or against your candidate but also try to find out their reasons for their decision. it is important to know who is endorsing your candidate. When an organization endorses a candidate, it is to their benefit in the long run. you can judge your candidate values by knowing their endorsers’ values. Knowing your candidate’s source of money for their campaign is important. your candidate’s conduct in office will be determined by how they got money for their campaign. A good example would have to be Adil Baguirov who had to step down from school board after he changed his voter’s address although there are rumors that he had ties to shell companies.
look out for subtle signs when choosing your candidate. With a keen eye, it is possible to see the faults in our politicians no matter how hard they try to look perfect. Name calling is one of the things you should look out for. It is a sign of incompetence if one candidate attacks another based on things that will not affect their performance in office.
The guilty by association card is a stunt that candidates pull against their opponents. Candidates who whine about their opponents major funds are most likely going to keep whining even when in office. A good leader is one who accepts responsibility for their action. It is not a good sign if a candidate passes blame when asked about their actions. By promising better things to voters, politicians are able to win people’s heart. When a politician’s promise is too good to be true, think twice. Before making a decision, have enough time to weigh your politician’s pros and cons.