A QUESTION I’m often asked these days is whether or not I’m again running for mayor or perhaps City councillor. Well, if last year’s by-election taught me anything, it taught me that I’m not a natural politician.
Admittedly, I enjoyed running for mayor, learned a lot, met many wonderful people and heard some great ideas. But along the way I discovered that the required ‘political persona’ of say anything to get elected was not part of my DNA.
This obvious genetic deficit is a political inadequacy of such consequence that I can’t even waffle or hedge my bets when it comes to telling you I won’t be tossing my hat into the ring this fall. Those who advise on these kinds of things say one should leave a door open but no, that door is shut. I’m looking forward to writing about it in the months ahead but will not be a candidate.
But speaking of writing about it – an easy segue and setup if there ever was one – let’s have a look at what you might be hearing from those who will be running this fall.
Bill McQuarrie is a Kamloops entrepreneur. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. He tweets @bafflegabbed.