Someone recently turned me on to a local CNMI message board called Politics Now: Crossfire. The first thread I opened, titled A Unified CNMI GOP + Increasing Public Discontentment = Demise of Covenant Party, had these two comments:
US Resident NMI Voter:
I am wondering if there are no young people available to run for office. I heard that Angelo Villagomez and Edmund "Kilili" Villagomez may just give it a try in 07 and they have my votes, guaranteed.
Good Voter writes:
Good choice for Angelo and Edmund. There are more young and energetic possible candidates.
I am humbled by these sentiments, but I have no desire to run for office. I am happy making my non-profit salary and making a difference from outside of the government.
Some of the other threads on the message board are very interesting, though. There is a current of extreme dissatisfaction running through the whole message board. Most of the contributors seem very unhappy with the current state of the government and are yearning for change. The fact that the same people that ran for office in 1976 are still running for office in 2006 is brought up time and time again.
Most of the posters seem to be Republican. I've mentioned before that there are three local factions of the Republican party. The majority of contributors seem to hail from the BB Republicans. Ben and Tim get a bashing from these BB R's. Ouch!
Whatever. I'm staying out of it. I'll report. You decide.
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