Region: The Free Nations Region
1.. Why specifically do you think we need a new face? Narvatus has served us well for a long time now, and I have no reason to believe he won’t next term. Like Gufand pointed out, delegate transitions are a hassle. Why would going through the hassle of switching out someone we know to be reliable and good at their job with someone I haven’t even heard of?
2.. I agree that FNR should focus on fun, but we kinda already do that. Besides, in your capacity as WAD, you do not have any authority over any of the stuff you mention (that stuff being RP, polls, activities). In fact, almost all of that is under the authority of a completely different office.
3.. I agree that high officials should certainly be welcoming but that’s not something any candidate in their right mind would disagree with. Welcoming newcomers is the domain of Immigration or Culture as far as I’m aware, and there’s only so much you can do officially as a result of this campaign promise, to the point where I would consider it negligible.
4.. Issues are not a proper reflection of dedication. You get one every 24 minutes, iirc, and it takes maybe a minute or two to answer one. If you wait for all five to appear before answering, then the most active you can be is about 10 minutes every 2 hours, by my calculations. Just answering issues is nothing compared to the dedication of being in such a high office, especially if you plan to continue answering issues. Yes, dedication is good, but your vague promises in this regard are unsubstantial and/or irrelevant to the matter at hand.
5.. On to intelligence, then. This is an abstract promise. Just a buzz word as far as I’m aware. Anyone worth two pinches of salt in this game is intelligent. It doesn’t set you apart from other candidates.
6.. What I want to address, however, is leadership experience. This is sort of your intelligent section - really the only part of it that stands out as a unique and notable quality. The Centrist Party is big, so that is actually a strong point on your dispatch. However, it brings up additional issues. First of all, how does the average voter (me as an example) know that the Centrist Party is actually active, or that it requires good leadership for leaders to be leaders? I could say “Hey join this party”, spend maybe ten, twenty minutes making a fancy dispatch, get a number of people, and then we all just do nothing all day every day and it would look good on a campaign. How do we know that this is not the case for you?
7.. Second of all, leadership experience in a political party is a two-sided coin. How do we know that you are not just reliant on them, and not a strong candidate independently? Furthermore, how do we know you won’t be biased towards that group of people?
8.. Finally in that area, you say, and I quote, “I have experience in large government positions”. Please elaborate. What offices have you held? When? What did you do in those offices? How did they prepare you for the office you are running for?
9.. “Positive views about the World Assembly” is nothing. Anyone in the WA could honestly say that and it would bring nothing to the table. What sort of resolutions do you support? How will you secure our region’s interests in the Security Council, especially if you have a neutral stance on it? How will you decide whether or not to approve proposals? This is the most important part of your campaign, and it seems glossed over entirely.
10.. In a paragraph taking up a fourth of my screen all you say with substance is “I will pay attention to and approve resolutions unlike the current delegate”. First of all, that tells us nothing. Refer to my last point for more details on that. Second of all, your blatant attack on the incumbent’s policies doesn’t improve your position or degrade his that much. It is something to bring up in questioning against him, but not something I would include in a campaign.
11.. You say you wish to further engagement with the region. Now is the time I pull out my favorite word in the dictionary: How?
12.. The rest is just buzz words.
13.. Let me make this perfectly clear: I am not targeting you as a person. I know my questioning is harsh, but since you do not know me I feel the need to make sure that you know that all I’m doing is testing a candidate. The severity is just another test, to see how well you respond to such an onslaught. I do not intend to offend in anyway. May the best candidate win.