Image VS Platform
Date: Tuesday, June 15 2004
I watched Dale Goldhawk on CPAC Sunday night, and the program was concentrating on "how important is image in an election" and was open to the public to phone in.
There were the usual calls that said they thought image was a good thing, and there were those that disagreed.
Personally, I think image is only going to sway a voter who doesn't really know the issues.
A pretty face is not the way to choose a prime minister. A good debater looks promising, but again, look at the issues.
Take a look at Mulroney, who won the debate against John Turner the first time, then went on to win the largest majority in history.
He looked very "prime ministerial" that some seem to think is so important.
We all know what happened next !!