Far too often I have heard School Board members say “I’m not a politician”. That’s bullshit.
If your name is on a ballot you are a politician. That’s kinda the definition of a politician.
“I’m not a politician, I’m a community organizer,” says City Council candidate Tina Smith, as fellow candidates and voters shuffle past her on a rainy Wednesday evening, after wrapping up a lively election forum at the North Star cafe in downtown Portland.
“I’m never going to be a politician.”
Tina, if you are never going to be a politician, you will never get anything accomplished if elected.
In order to succeed in politics at any level, you have to think like a politician every waking moment. If you don’t you will fail to accomplish any goals you set out for yourself. Because if you don’t think and act like a politician, you will be run over by someone who does.