We at Las Vegas Tribune pride ourselves on being fair and always thinking of what is best for the community. We think of what will be best for the community at large and that is why we have stopped endorsing candidates.
Endorsements are just a myth, a fancy way of controlling those candidates that are not sure of themselves and assume that they need the endorsement of this man or that woman to win an election, when in fact all they need is to go out and be themselves; communicate with the voters and be transparent with those who might vote for them.
Campaign managers are, in most cases, an obstacle to the candidate both financially and in votes; financially because the manager sells the candidate a bill of nothing and it costs the candidate a good chunk of money, and votes because if the candidate does not meet with the voters, they will never be able to gain those votes.
Today the voters are a little more educated, if not intellectual and, street smart; and thanks to the social media, the Internet and many other ways of learning about the candidates, if they have no contact with the candidates, they lose interest in that candidate. Sometimes the campaign manager is not the most clean and legitimate person in the community, and his or her reputation — the bad check-writings and the several evictions — may bite the candidate in the back even if the campaign managers change their position name to
“public relations manager “ instead.
We cannot recommend or help a candidate who is controlled by campaign manager David Thomas because we feel that David Thomas is one of those who sells his clients a bill of goods worth little more than nothing.
David Thomas, in our own humble opinion, sells his clients the belief that he is tight with some unions, like the Police Protective Association, and makes them believe that by having the endorsement of the PPA, they are going to win the election.
Wrong!!! The unions may endorse the candidates that Thomas suggests they should endorse, but when the members of that union go to vote they votes for whomever they want to vote for and there is nothing the
union’s so-called “leaders” can do about it.
It is important for the voters to learn who the judges are who are controlled by David Thomas, and it is important in the judicial races for the judges to let the voters know that they are not controlled by David Thomas — because when the appear in court before a judge that is not controlled by David Thomas, they can be assured a better and more fair result in the outcome of their cases because the police cannot tell that judge how to rule in any case.
It is bad enough that the police control the prosecutors and the prosecutors used to share a desk with the judge in their “ other life,” but having the prosecutors and the police telling the judge how to rule is a horrible thing for those unknown people with no political connection to go to court and face the music of corruption.
The same happens with other races where the campaign manager or the public relations manager (depending what hat they are wearing at the time) push for the candidate to look for a promotion even if that candidate has been in office only for five months and now wants to be a senator. Yes, we are referring to Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman who, after five months as a Nevada Assemblywoman, thinks she is good enough to be a Senator, maybe because someone told her that she is too good to be an Assemblywoman and she should run for a Senate seat — but running the race for Senator is now more money than running for Assemblywoman, regardless of what anyone thinks.
That is why we believe in term limits — once a person is termed out in office, they need to step down and not try to run for anot her similar office.
The way the law is now, a person who is termed out in the Assembly can run for a Senate seat and vice versa, and in that way, they keep fooling the voters and abusing the constituents.
If they want to serve and “give back to the community,” as they say, they should be able to do that during their term, then get out and give someone else the opportunity to give back to the community.