Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?
These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.
Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...
...seems to be working so far
Saturday, March 28, 2009
What does this tell me? Well, enough readers have bee to the post, and forwarded it on to others, ,so I am fairly sure the candidates have received it as well. Some candidates also read the blog on their own. So why only one response? I am not really sure, but I do believe that the question asked is a mute point, and they feel why waste their time with it.
Big mistake. Huge mistake.
See, it is not the rhetoric the voters want to hear, we hear that and read that all the time. What we want is something that is off the cuff, something true to the character of the individual without their weighing their answer against others positions. It can be very telling.
What can be more telling is how the candidates responds to this particular question. It was asked with a particular purpose. Like when one takes a test, one has to consider how damaging leaving a question blank will be compared to taking a guess. In this case, leaving a question blank can be more detrimental than giving a loony answer.
Let's give it another day or two, and then see where we are.