Posts Tagged ‘vote’

I dislike the practice of canvassing for votes

July 25, 2013

Dear Blogger, Photographer, or anyone else canvassing for my “valuable vote”.

I dislike the practice of canvassing for votes.

I have several friends in the running for several competitions, and I am voting for no one, because often I will be voting for one friend at the cost of another. How “valuable” could my vote be, if canvassing by you can secure it, not the intrinsic merit of your post or photo?

I don’t like to be told what I should do, even in a humorous vein. Eg, “Write good things, or lie if you like….. Note the topics, and emphasise on those” Why on earth would I want to do all that?

I blog myself. I don’t badger anyone to see my blogs. I post photos. I do not pester others to see my photos, or vote for them. I do not enter competitions as I too might turn to this kind of canvassing.

It’s not your problem; it’s mine. I do not like canvassing, that’s all. Have you seen the sentence, “Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate?” I wish that rule would apply. When you need to cast around for votes, there’s something fundamentally wrong…or at least, that’s my opinion.

I enjoy reading your posts, seeing your photographs. But I don’t like coercion or persuasion of any kind, and I don’t believe that we need to be competitive all the time. By all means let me know if you are in a competition…and then…please leave it to me to vote, or not, as I wish. Do not apply pressure of any kind.

This is not aimed at anyone in particular; it’s a general statement about my dislike of canvassing.(And it’s worse when I am bcc’d for canvassing!)

All-Purpose Political Manifesto

July 6, 2008

Here’s a nice generic political message….

Nice to see a political message that is also so politically correct. Freedom, the essence of democracy is preserved; there is no mandate as to WHO to vote for!

One Man Voting

February 6, 2008

I followed one man as he went to vote on Super Tuesday.

you want to follow, too?

Still cannot sleep…

January 29, 2007

…so, if you haven’t yet, do watch “An Inconvenient Truth” , a documentary on global warming, presented by Al Gore. It’s a scary documentary, no matter what he says about there being a message of hope.

Gore lacks the charisma of Clinton, but he comes across as a man of substance. If I had a vote, I would vote for him rather than the known Hilary or the unknown Obama…

And if you want to be right royally depressed, read The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai, the Man Booker Prize winner.

Expecting reactions to this…