October 7, 2013
Campaining in Bladenboro is getting heated up, but I feel like it’s in the wrong ways.
Yes, there is a petition out to have the voters of Bladenboro to vote whether they want the town to go to a mayor/council form of government from a town manager/council form of government. That’s good, but understand if it is voted in on Nov. 5, it will give some the power from the town manager to the mayor. In no way does that petition say the town manager will lose his position — it may alter it some, but that’s it. It will not cause him to be terminated.
But the big thing is the candidates need to stop backbiting each other and calling other candidates liars and speaking out about them to the public in a tasteless way. That’s no way to win votes.
Run a clean campaign and talk about what changes each plans to do to make this dying town of Bladenboro alive again. All I’m seeing is who can put out the most signs and the biggest signs — even some thatare promoting vulgar signs, and that’s show’s no class at all.
Some people are showing their ignorance when they put up vulgar signs.
Let the public deside who is the next mayor of Bladenboro, not your opinion of the other candidate. Speak on what you feel needs to be done and leave it at that — this is 2013. not the mid 1960s.
I can understand the candidates don’t like each other very much, but stick to your issues — when it’s all said and done, we three have to live here. Grow up.