I do not like to write about politics here at Rothacker Reviews. Today's note is from the perspective of a regular citizen trying to vote.
I spent a fair amount of time trying to research candidates and other items that required a vote for this November elections. There were two campaigns that I did not get to. One was for a position on the board of supervisors in the Community Development District in our community. I could find zero information anywhere on either candidate. We ended up voting for the one person because I could find her and her business online. I couldn't find anything whatsoever on the other guy. We figured if the guy wasn't going to put himself out there then we would go with the one who did. And it had zero to do with the CDD.
The other campaign was infinitely more annoying. It involved the State House of Representatives District 63 in Tampa. While I know there was info out there, this was a race I just didn't get to. But that didn't stop us from confidently voting for a candidate.
Our phone number is listed as a do not call phone number. Yet a woman working for the person who Mark Danish creamed, called our house at least three times. That's why we voted against him and for Mark Danish. That's it. That's the only reason. As it turns out and in retrospect, had I researched Mark Danish we would have voted for him anyhow.
As you might have noticed here, I speak in terms of "I" researching and "we" voting. I did the research for two other family members and we all voted the same. The one family member (who I've known since 1974) and I discussed candidates and issues and agreed on all points. The other family member trusted in our judgement and planned on following our lead.
Update: As Glenn who commented here noted, political calls are exempt from the do not call list. I didn't know that. Ugh! Well, the very fact that this candidate intruded on our privacy motivated us to vote for the other guy.