Monday, May 20, 2013
What is the truth?
So tomorrow is the primary and it's getting ugly on some fronts. The West Ward of Downingtown candidates are fairly quiet other than a few non truths being perpetrated early on by people you expect to do so. The East Ward however is...I'm not sure even how to explain it.
The two candidates for the East Ward are Ann Feldman and Phil Dague. If you have followed this blog at all you know that Ann Feldman and I were not exactly what you would call friends....in fact we were as far apart on issues as one could possibly be. With that said I think Ann is getting the short stick on the East end. First of all, yes, Ann did switch parties from Republican to Democrat and I being a life long registered Republican (although party means little to me) asked he why she would do something like that. Instead of the answer that some are touting as her reasons she told me, "I felt that they were no longer the party that held the same ideals as I do, especially locally." It had nothing to do with being afraid of another candidate, or being duplicitous as the rumor that is being spread has said.
There are plenty of other things to bring forth about a candidate that are true rather than to turn something innocent into more than it is. If that is all an opposing candidate has then what is the point of voting for them? Have a platform. Have an issue. Have something rather than lies and innuendoes.
My husband is working hard just because he loves this town and it has nothing to do with having lived here all his life, or hating someone else. It has to do with he wants to be the voice of the people of Downingtown. God bless him because he had more patience than I to suffer fools gladly. Tony has no agenda of his own just the interests of the residents. So when you go to the polls tomorrow think about that. Think about what you really want from your candidates.