Bill Clinton adviser James Carville answered "The economy, stupid" when he was asked to identify the main issue of the 1992 U.S. Presidential election. Since this time, the phrase has become popularized by candidates who claim glorious plans to fill every oven with a turkey and every driveway with a Cadillac. Two additional mantras donning Clinton's Little Rock, Arkansas campaign headquarters, however, also gained speed. As a set, Clinton's daily reminder read:
-Change vs. more of the same
-The economy, stupid
-Don't forget health care.
Why is this blogger of things Honduran writing about Bill Clinton and an election won over twenty years ago?
I include this list of "How to Win an Election For Dummies" because, it is being used by the three major candidates in this year's Honduran Presidential election amidst the complexity of transformative change in Honduras.
I certainly do think that fresh ideas, diversified economic plans, and building a more effective health care infrastructure are key to the development of Honduras into a safer place to live and grow; nonetheless, as Jimmy Buffet's hit single "Fruitcakes" claims, "The God's honest truth is it's not that simple."
Sooooo ..... what do we as volunteers to Honduras hope the three Honduran Presidential candidates will achieve in the next four years? What is the ONE thing they could do to radically change their country for the better? What do you hope they WON'T do? How can the Presidential candidates help volunteers, humanitarians, and missionaries who visit Honduras by the tens of thousands each year be more effective?
Express your opinions here today!
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Together, we are the difference.