The Spotsylvania Politics blog has served its purpose and no further entries will be made.
Although many of my observations have been critical of some, the ultimate purpose of the blog was to propel candidates and their campaigning to a higher level of discourse. The matters being discussed — VRE, taxes, economic development — affect everyday people in everyday ways. My observations were always intended to stimulate a higher level of performance from those in leadership.
I have high regard for the current Supervisors. Really, I do. It is a high calling and I truly believe we have capable people on the Board. But, more is required of an elected leader than a citizen. More communication. More wisdom. More accountability. This blog was intended – however clumsily the task was executed – to raise the level of leadership.
Citizenship is not without its responsibilities, either. I’ll continue to do my part to keep leaders accountable and on topic, just not through this blog. Farewell and may the best men (or woman) win on Nov 6th.