You, sir, are a moron. It's not about building a credible résumé for the sake of building a credible résumé.<quoted text>
No experience? Jesse has worked for the state of Illinois for longer than Serpico's been mayor. As you people have pointed out he has also been trustee of Stone Park AND Proviso Township. So if you say that you base your opinion on experience then clearly you are lying. Otherwise, based on your argument he should at least be entitled to your time. How can you say you make your decision based on whether or not they deserve your time? How do you know if they deserve your time if you've never spoken to them? you may not talk to a garbage man about the markets in the far east, but local government are not markets or quantum physics. Local government is about common sense. For all the "experience and credentials" you say that MVP has, look at how much they've screwed our town. Serpico's a lawyer, Abruzzo's an architect, so on and so on, what good has that done us? I talk issues that affect our community and point out all the poor choices Serpico's administration has made and all you come back at me with is "fuck them (RMP), they dont have PHDs. Who cares that they might have actual ideas, cause I wont listen to them." You dont need a phD to know that you should have effective leadership in our police dept., that won't foster a hostile environment so that taxpayers wont spend money on lawsuits brought on by our own police officers. Common sense would dictate that you dont spend money on stupid projects (division st.) that do nothing for the community and would add further to the debt. Good local government is not nepotism. If there is a construction project, it doesnt take a genius to know that if you allow contractors to bid on the project you will get the best deal for taxpayers. What about addressing the flooding problem that happens every time it rains in west Melrose, instead of giving Danny's Deli a brand new parking lot?
Great, Jesse has been trustee of Stone Park and has a government job and yada yada yada. So why hasn't he built a foundation of people who support him? Why isn't there some big wave of people behind him through all these years of work? That's the difference between Jesse and someone whom people deem credible.
You don't just stroll around and talk about all the things you've done (which he's not even doing by the way because with those jobs he hasn't even done anything), and expect people to jump on board. You build relationships and trust over the course of years. That's how you get a true base of supporters.
And that's why MVP keeps giving you free advice to do that. Somehow, again 4 years later, their free advice to you is getting lost.
It's like you guys are bizarro doctors that are treating the symptoms and not the disease. "Okay they said he's not a true Melrose Parker, lets make sure he lives there." "Okay they said his ticket isn't from Melrose Park, lets change that this time." Doing those things won't help you win an election. Those are the symptoms.
You win an election by building relationships within the town you live in. That's why it's helpful to have roots in the town you live in. You win an election by having trustees with roots and relationships and connections within the town you're running in. You don't win an election by moving into town for 4 years and picking 8 dopes from town that happen to live there their entire lives, so that you can then say "look we're all from Melrose". No one cares.
You don't win an election in 2 months. You win it over the course of years. Stop treating the symptoms, RMP, and treat the disease.
I'm done giving you free advice (common sense) on how to actually campaign. You can go back to whoever was giving you advice and continue your losing ways.