Before the polls close tomorrow, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who allowed me to have a voice during this election. My interest in the race started after I read “Yes We Did.” I was inspired and fascinated by the communication and marketing strategies of Obama campaign. They seemed to effortlessly blend innovation with simplicity when it came to crafting and delivering their messages.
From the beginning and especially when Calgarypolitics.com asked me to join the crew, I made it clear that I was writing from a public relations lens that was infused with a very dry sense of humour. Slightly embarrassed, I quietly admitted that I actually didn’t know a lot about politics. And that was point. I knew I wasn’t alone, and I thought if I shared my journey and restless thoughts that it might encourage other young voters to hit the polls.
So regardless of tomorrow’s results: thanks to each you who encouraged and debated me along the way. It’s because of your no-holds-bar conversations that I was able to learn, understand different viewpoints, and make a choice that I can stand behind. Oddly, it’s a choice that I wouldn’t even have considered a [...]Read More