"It is very complex," he said. "When you are running and you are an outsider running for the job you feel like you can come in here and make some very quick decisions. What you realize when you get here is that you have to work with other people. You have to work with fellow council members, you have to work with your city staff, you have to work with the state, you have to work with the federal government and you most of all have to work with the citizens."
Whether you like Mayor Saffo or not, this is a VERY true point. Too many people run for office claim they are going to do this, that and the other when the reality is that it takes a village. No one person can unilaterally go in and make the changes that many candidates claim. An excellent example is Josh Fulton who is running and promising to sell off the convention center. While you may feel this is an admirable objective, you would need the vote of your fellow council members to do so. Working as a good team member is far more important in governing than airy promise that can never be fulfilled!
Can we say Ron Paul and ending the IRS!
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