November, the month of elections and turkeys. A likely combination if you ask me.
Another election is right around the corner and I must admit politicians can be some of my favorite people. They are, and have been, some of the most colorful people ever placed on this earth.
Campaigners won’t let us forget that it is election time. Political ads, and yard signs are everywhere. Political signs sprout in the fall like dandelions in spring.
I enjoy seeing them. It reminds me that people are actually supporting the electoral process. True, voter turn out might not be as heavy as we would want it to be, but citizens should know who is running for elected office.
Here in Greenwood, signs particularly for local elections line the streets. You can’t miss them. There is no reason for anyone not to vote. Citizens are aware of the election weeks in advance.
True, it may be trivial and unsightly when we see the candidate’s signs in someone’s yard or at stop lights. Yet, these signs become a vital part of our lives and experiences.
Will you vote? I hope so. If you don’t vote . . . then don’t complain. Take a stand, decide on what side of the fence you are, make yourself believe in something and vote!
Driving to the newspaper office this morning I couldn’t help but see signs for a new coroner. The brightly colored signs remind that a certain person has a wide variety of backgrounds and work experience. But, that is one office I cannot get excited about.