Our leaders have the power to impact change or whether the state of living will remain the same. Most of the promises politicians make are often unfulfilled when they get to the office. We cannot emphasize enough on the importance of choosing credible leaders.
The first thing one needs to consider when choosing their leaders is if the leaders plan on addressing the issues they face. Take time to listen to each leaders campaign strategy and then see if they are going to address what you consider to be a matter of concern.
Do intensive research on the candidates who are running. You can get to know more about the candidates from newspapers and online sources. You can get information about the candidates from their campaign speeches and debates, press reports mad campaign literature. It important to know the candidate’s stand on issues that affect the community as a whole as they will be tasked with the responsibility of handling them.
Find out what other people think of your preferred candidate. Find out their reasons for being for or against your candidate. Find out who are endorsing your candidate. When an organization endorses a candidate, it is to their benefit in the long run. you can judge your candidate values by knowing their endorsers’ values. Know the source of funding for your candidates’ campaign. Knowing how your candidate get their campaign money will enable you to know how they will conduct themselves while in office. An example of a candidate who is rumored to have connections to shell companies is Adil Baguirov who stepped down from a school board, a month after his election.
When choosing your preferred candidate, there are tell-tale signs you need to look out for. With a keen eye, it is possible to see the faults in our politicians no matter how hard they try to look perfect. Beware of name calling. It is a sign of incompetence if one candidate attacks another based on things that will not affect their performance in office.
Candidates at times try to make their opponents look guilty by association. Candidates who whine about their opponents major funds are most likely going to keep whining even when in office. A good leader should accept responsibility of their actions. Be wary of candidate who keep shifting blame when they are questioned about their actions. Politicians try to win votes by making promises of better things. One should however be wary of promises made by politicians that seem too good to be true. Have enough time to weigh a politician’s pros and cons before making a decision.