I have been following with great interest the special election race in the Republican Party for the 31st Senate District vacated by Sen. William Campbell. Like most residents of this district, I have been amused, entertained, bored, surprised and even shocked at the cruelty in words that grown men use to deprecate each other.
What I have not heard or seen in the literature that I have received is any cadence of leadership from any of the candidates. One would think that this special election would be the opportune moment where a candidate could distinguish himself by his rhetoric and character, thus showing the public the first fruits of a promising political leader. What I got instead were "wimps" that have tried to sound like leaders.
What I want is to know that the candidate I select could not only lead our district, but in time would be part of a pool of future political leaders that would eventually provide leadership for the state in the next century. With the choices presented to me, I do not feel that the future of my generation stands on solid ground. Often, I feel like a voter being courted by suitors that do not entice or excite me. Perhaps I am asking too much. But as a voter, I just wish that one of the candidates would satisfy my hunger for leadership.