The Rewards Of Hard Work . . .
. . . are not always obvious at the time of that work.
I have noticed that, everywhere I go in Wales, it seems to be Plaid Cymru who are working the hardest to explain to local folk just what they stand for, what they represent.
Door-to-door canvassing doesn’t seem to be popular with other parties. And I wonder how many voters actually sit and read the junk-mail which they get about this or that party?
The only way to win is to put one’s face around. And that winning may not come at this election. But those of us who use our hard-won right to vote will remember when other elections – national or local – come along.
We will remember, too, the faces and attitudes of those candidates who knock on our doors.
So success will come – albeit not right away.
The Human Face Of Politics
I have noticed that there seem to be a lot of “comedians”, on telly and on radio, who are making fun of Leanne Wood’s Welsh Valleys voice.
That’s fine – for it will show to the electorate that she is from the same sort of background as them and, therefore, understands what it’s like in their situations.
It also shows up the poshness of the leaders of the “three main parties”. Each of them looks like and speaks like a public-schoolboy. The fact that one of ‘em claims to lead a party which stands up for “ordinary people” does not exclude him from that remark.
Remember that when Election Day is upon us.