Our local weekly paper has been running a Q&A session with the main candidates up for election. This week one of the questions was “why should young people vote for you?”.
The Tory candidates answer was interesting, with the first part of their answer explaining that when someone votes for you they are placing trust in you and your abilities to represent them. They then went on to explain that they wanted voters to know that the candidate was approachable, would make time to meet people and that they were discreet.
It threw up two questions for me:
Is the ability to be discreet really an over riding reason to vote somebody into power?
Did they answer the queston with specific reasons as to why young people should vote for them?
The word discreet tends to conjure up images of personal ads rather than political candidates…..