How do you choose your electoral candidate?
April 25, 2007 8:38am CST
Sometimes we often have problems in choosing the most appropriate candidate to lead us... Could you give us tips in choosing leaders in our country especially when you are a first time voter?... This is my first time to vote and i really would like to choose a candidate who could really serve the country and not only doing promises to his people... Tips are really a big help for me...
25 Apr 07
hi MJ! That is a wise decision. In choosing a candidate, look for his/her track record which you can see in websites that lists these down for the voters' information. Has he/she done something worthwhile for the country before? Is he/she morally upright? (I really hate politicians who cheat on their spouses!!! If they can do that, how easy is it for them to cheat the masses, right?) Then list down candidates under these categories: YES (those you'd definitely vote for), MAYBE (those who are the lesser evils), and NO (those you won't even consider). The MAYBE list will help you choose who to fill those remaining blanks with. DONT ever leave any blanks in your ballot. That will give more chances for the undeserving ones to get in the elected list. Hope this helps :) BTW, I've been voting since Cory Aquino became president so I think my advice is sound enough :p
25 Apr 07
Sure MJ, I'd like that :) And yes, you should exercise your right to vote. As a saying goes, it is easier for evil to propagate when good people simply do nothing. So heed the advice of the tv commercial that says change will eventually come "Sa isa kong boto". We should forever be hopeful for our country's future, it's the only motherland we've got. I am very passionate about being a good citizen because I want my kids and their children to grow up in a better country than what we have now.