[Elfsea] Hat Race

David Ruff dmruff1 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 28 23:25:09 PDT 2003

I have to agree with this.... Non positive breeds more
non positive and before you know it, what you fear the
most becomes reality.

I have never seen a "hat race", i do not know what it
takes to even run for baron/baroness. I do not know
what qualities the crown would look for and frankly am
clueless to the whole thing. I would think part actor,
part poker player and part to the point person is what
is looked for, but again i am but a humble mercinary -
and not versed in the arts of such matters.

What i have seen in other baronies (the eastcoast)
where politics run rampant is what i fear the most.
Cut throat, clichs, and dagger throwing runs rampant.
I would hate to see that let loose in this fine
baraony i call home.

I think it a very good idea to keep a positive light,
support those that do run, examine them, guide them
and make the most educated choice you can make. Leave
the politics for other places and times, we do this
for fun, its a hobby that welds us together as family.
Support our new vicar and vicaress in anyway you can,
and look forward to the time when a new baron and
baroness bind us together as a barony and fill the
seam we are exposed too as of right now. That to me
seems the right thing to do, life is to short to do it
any other way - in MY humble opinion.

In service to the dream,

Lord Ulrich of Carolingia

--- Richard Threlkeld <rjt at softwareinnovation.com>
> Lets start with positive attitudes about anyone who
> chooses to expose themselves to the scrutiny of the
> Barony and Crown to win the chance to serve them.
> And the process deserves our respect also.
> The Crown polls the populace of Barony in part
> because they are not allowed to choose anyone
> who is substantially against the will of the
> populace. This is not a democracy and they
> do not have to choose the most popular person
> or persons. Indeed, it is their responsibility
> to choose the person or persons who they believe
> will do the best job of leading their people and
> this is not always the most popular choice.
> Whatever you believe happened in the last hat
> race, the Crown did indeed listen carefully to
> the results of the polling as that determined
> the smaller group of candidates from which the
> final choice was made. Count Aaron and Countess
> Bridget agonized over the various candidates'
> strengths and weaknesses and chose the pair
> they felt both had the support of the Barony
> and could do the job.
> It is a tough choice which can determine the
> long term welfare of one of the strongest
> Baronies in the Kingdom.
> So let us approach this from a positive light.
> Assume the Crown has Elfsea's continued
> success at heart. Assume the candidates really
> want to serve Elfsea and the Crown. And
> be assured your advice to the Crown is heard.
> In service,
> HL Caelin on Andrede
> > --
> > [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> > Yes, as Crandal so aptly put it.
> >
> > Promises were made that were not kept.  So we come
> to another
> > dog and pony
> > show.   So all of the contenders, shake hands and
> come out
> > swinging.  This is
> > not the first hat race that I have seen.   Lets
> hope the
> > contenders for the
> > title conduct this in a more honorable fashion,  I
> have seen
> > some contenders that have not stooped to dirty
> politics.  and
> > hope that none do in this one. In my view, the
> crowned heads
> > already know who will be the new Baaron and
> Baroness, the
> > polling, in my opinion, is done for show,  Crowns
> do not have
> > to abide by the numbers in the polling.   They
> appoint
> > whoever they feel will
> > do the best job. In the end it is not our decision
> to make.
> >
> > Good luck to all,  remember please,   clean
> politics.
> >
> > Lady Innes
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