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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

At Eighteen, To The Polls

One of the candidates in my electoral district is an 18 year old who is running as an Independant. There was a profile of him in the local neighborhood newspaper on how he is juggling homework (he will graduate high school in time for the election) and campaigning. He freely admits that he probably will not win but likened it to the lottery where there is a slight chance of winning. Uh, no. In a lottery everyone has an equal chance of winning since the numbers are randomly chosen. In elections, people vote for who they think is the best candidate. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets more votes than the local NDP candidate, though.


  • What's most impressive about this young man is his willingness to go into politics at such a young age when most 18-year olds are concerned with money and self-gratification. Either he's a true idealistic or determined to advance quickly -- I don't know Canadian politics, of course, so it's hard for me to say.

    Still... I can think of worse things for an eighteen-year old to get mixed up in. Here's to hoping both our boys, who are about the same age, find purpose and meaning by that age!

    By Blogger Writer Waiting, at 4:33 p.m.  

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