Photo Credit: The Daily Signal

Photo Credit: The Daily Signal

What about “Electability”? There’s been talk about this lately in regard to candidates on a federal and state level, and now local Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly members down to local City Councilmembers in Homer. Electability is defined as “capable of, or having a reasonable chance of, being elected, as to public office.” Electability is a well used strategy in the political world. It is used in both the Republican and Democrat Parties.

The Party or Establishment (Establishment is defined as a visible dominant group or elite that holds power or authority in a nation or organization) often comes out and backs a candidate as “Electable”. And when threatened by a candidate, the Establishment will often portray a candidate as having a lack of “Electability”, using that as a reason to not vote for someone. This is often done before the primary election, claiming that a particular candidate will not be electable against whom they will run against in the general election.

But the Establishment does not have a great track record of determining “Electability”, or lack thereof. In previous races, Mitt Romney, John McCain and John Kerry were all deemed as being highly electable. But yet, they lost.

In my opinion, “Electability” sounds like the Establishment’s excuse for trying to persuade voters when a candidate’s positions on issues is threatening to the existing and often corrupt governments. For me personally, I choose not to be persuaded by other forces. Instead, I choose to vote my conscience and vote for candidates who stand for my individual rights and freedoms, and not more big government.

For more information, I encourage you to do your own research on this political strategy.

  • TroyCrowe

    I totally agree with the assessment Mr. Miller has provided. These days the conversation coming from the politicians have no truth to it and there are not any checks and balances on the media to assure that the information you receive is correct. In the media of today you do not have checks and balances on the validity of the editorial before being printed. They only retract when they are proven wrong but usually the damage is already done. I would sue with vengeance if they slandered me. I would have no mercy even if they recanted because the damage is never recovered in a timely manner to make a difference. You have to really do your own research. Don’t trust even your favorite candidate. Votes are public record and in many cases you can also find video and or print that have been written by the specific individual. One of the most successful ways that our government has been able to hide all they terrible stuff they have done and are doing is simply to label it a conspiracy. It is time Americans start researching these conspiracies because many of them are real; not conspiracy at all.

  • gracentruth

    quote from John Quincy Adams (6th president of U.S.A.) “Always vote for principle, though you vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” Peace,