Friday, September 21, 2007

Before I go to bed

I leave for Thailand in 9 days. Woot!

I don't come back until after the election. Double woot!

Before I got to bed, I have to ask two questsion:

1. Why don't any of the candidate signs popping up on every street have websites, phone numbers, or some other type of information that would allow the voter to find out more about the candidate? I think that if a candidate were to produce a sign with a website prominently displayed, they would become the first candidate in Marianas' history to promote themselves effectively using a website.

Will the Marianas have to wait for me to run for governor in 2035 for that to happen?

2. Why are there no write in candidates? WTF?





(and the governor thing is a joke. I have no plans to run for office right now. I am too busy with Beautify CNMI and my MINA job to have time to think about public office.)

11 comments:

bradinthesand said...

"(and the governor thing is a joke. I have no plans to run for office right now. I am too busy with Beautify CNMI and my MINA job to have time to think about public office.)"

...not to mention your hair.


good points though. i think there's no websites because most of them don't know how to use a computer.

John said...

here are a few candidate websites:

http://camachoforcongress.com
http://www.tinasablan.com
http://luispcrisostimoforsenator.googlepages.com/
http://fred.deleonguerrero.googlepages.com/

i know there are more sites out..

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I am going to do a post on the candidate sites...probably later today. Cinta and Rosemond also have websites.

There are also two casino websites, one for and one against.

So far no one has created a runoff election website...but there is still time.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

So are you voting absentee or abstaining?

I'll happily vote your card for you via proxy if you wish.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

...and I'm not trying to say that the candidates don't know how to use the Internet, I'm just saying that they don't know how to market themselves very well across different types of media.

The next governor is going to be the candidate who figures out how to do that.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I requesting my absentee, but I don't think it has arrived yet. If it does not arrive by Tuesday, I am going to have them send it to my ex-girlfriend's house in Bangkok.

I'll pick it up on Nov 1 and mail it from there.

O. Calimbas said...

As a newly-registered voter, I'm relieved to here about your upcoming post on candidates. I haven't checked to see if either of the newspapers was planning on having some sort of clearinghouse any time soon. I don't want to assume that, since I haven't been here for any previous elections. I'm also wondering if there is any compilation of the Congressional members' voting records. Ah well, one step at a time.

- Omar

Jeff said...

Becuase elections here have the debating depth of the student council elections at the high schools.

TRUBLU said...

Although my yards signs are limited to private properties, they proudly display my website www.clydenorita.com

thanks,

Clyde Norita

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I don't think I've seen any Clyde Norita signs yet.

P.S. I'm not endorsing anyone, but my bet is on you winning. But in a five way race, this could be anyone's game.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

I haven't either, Clyde. I drive all around, and have seen quite a few signs popping up but none of yours yet. I'll look.

Is there a reason yours are to be found only on private properties and not on public roadsides?