In the eye of the beholder
Just as we have gotten the electorate in Chaguanas West to vote for the candidate of choice rather than “race face” politics, along comes the Prime Minister touting proportional representation.
Does this obviously outrageous “political ploy” not mean each electoral district must now choose the necessary candidate that allows for the “best fit”? There is no empirical evidence to show Jack Warner’s Chaguanas West victory is not exclusively candidate Warner’s.
May I be stricken down by a bolt of lightning for my remark that, to date, the majority of the Independent Liberal Party followers appear—and I emphasise, “appear”—to mainly be (apart from building contractors) people who are best placed, by necessity, to need to “eat ah food”. Mr Warner’s entourage passed through the Morne Coco Road/Alyce Glen area, beseeching us to go to Piccadilly Greens to be “enlightened” or whatever.
The people who do not need to rush out the house for a jersey and anything else on offer, steupsed and remained in their AC/maid’s room/fully furnished homes and did not even move a curtain or open a door. The “who Warner feel he talking to” are comprised of PNM/COP voters who can turn up their noses at the free school bags and other goodies. In true blue Trini politics, “beauty lies in the eye of the beholder”.