gargantua wrote:Who do you think is better, Shorty, and why? I'll listen.
I already said I'm voting for ABS...Anyone But Soglin. Because we need a change. I don't like career politicians that hang on past retirement age...Risser, Soglin, Shirley Abrahamson, LaFolette, etc.
Count me as ABS, too. I've liked Soglin, but it's really time for someone different as mayor and something different for Soglin. I voted for him before, but never again, and that's not because I don't think he's been a good mayor.
With me, it's not the age issue. I've seen oldsters be great leaders. My problem is that it's not healthy to have so little turnover in top leadership positions. We're close to becoming an oligarchy of the left here in Madison. You want people who have leadership skills to lead, not have to sit in line and wait till they get Medicare to have an impact. Really, isn't that how Soglin became Soglin?
I'd rather see Soglin going back to working from the outside, helping build leadership in community groups and on issues. I think he would be great at that. I remember when I was young whippersnapper looking up to and learning so much from elders who had experience in fighting the powers that be. He'd be even better at this, because he knows so much about governance. He could give the inside view of how to fight from the outside.