Austin’s 2012 Q1 Blog Poll
The people of Barbados spoke loud and clear in the last election for change they could touch and feel, however in 2012 Bajans still find themselves “touching” and “feeling” in the dark created by the current DLP administration. Their vote came after hearing all the “right stuff” as detailed in the DLP manifesto. However what was lost in the excitement of the historic moment was an analysis of whether the promises in the DLP manifesto could actually be fulfilled. At this point in 2012 the answer appears to be clear, honest and a disappointing “NO”, but don’t take my word for it go review the DLP manifesto and see what was accomplished to date “not much at all”. The blaming of the global recession for all our challenges in Barbados as a reason to “not act”, “not lead”, “wait and see”, in defence of Bajan families got weaker by the minute in 2011, now it gets weaker by the second.
Forgetting politics for a second (just a second) the fact of the matter is that our “ROOT” crisis as a nation is one of “POOR LEADERSHIP”, sad but true. The current PM is a great Barbadian as history will show, but he is not the natural leader, at a time we need a natural leader.
The question that “STILL” comes to mind is whether “today” the people’s choice of a DLP administration to bring about desired chance was a good choice, again the answer has been proven to be “NO”, just as it was last year.
Whether you like it or not the BLP has put Barbados back on track historically at key moments, we are at one of those “moments NOW” and we simply need the BLP running this country again.
I’m not a political strategist but the BLP had healed it’s internal wounds, produced quality candidates, taken on a visible people first oriented campaign, and has demonstrated compassion for the struggles of the average Bajan family.