Where is the beef?
"Transformational leadership," Ganz explained, "engages followers in the risky and often exhilarating work of changing the world, work that often changes the activists themselves. Its sources are the shared values that become wellsprings of the courage, creativity and hope needed to open new pathways to success"... I see a lot of adjectives in Ganz's definition, but I don't see a plan on how to bring about such a transformation. You can paint a beautiful verbal picture with words that have no content. Where is the beef?
I have voted for Tom Bradley and Jesse Jackson Sr., along with candidates from a variety of ethnic groups. If he or she was a Democrat, I voted for them. Clarence Thomas is black, but would you vote for him?
I took a look at Obama's economic advisers, and when Goolsbee ran over to the Canadian Consulate in Chicago, to tell them that what he was saying was for election purposes only, I knew I was not going to vote for Obama. I am not a genius, but I knew about Alexander Hamilton's tariff policies and the emphasis on job creation by the New Deal; I knew that neoliberal policies that have infected the Democratic and Republican parties would not work.
I am not trying to make you feel bad, but you really have to know the issues and check on your candidates.
There was a little bit of an up side for me, as I got to vote for an American of Arab ancestry for the first time. While it doesn't matter, for years I thought Nader was Jewish.
Pervis James Casey
Nov 18 2010 - 4:57pm