Signs Signs Signs
|You don't have to travel very far on any road in
Loudon County to figure out there is an election coming soon. At nearly
any intersection all along the roads, and especially around Walmart,
candidates are working hard to get their names out to the voters. Among
the many signs we have already gotten accustom to seeing, a new comer
starting popping up all around Lenoir City. Vote Against Appointed City
Recorder. Obviously, these signs are in response to Mayor Brookshire's
attempt to take over the city treasurer/recorder's office.
In Loudon County, there is just no good way to communicate to the masses. Certainly, very few people are reading the News Herald and even at that, most local candidates couldn't or wouldn't pay their outrageous ad rates. Some candidates have turned to the internet to get their message out but there is still a lot of people who are not on the internet and for sure, it would be impossible for a candidate to knock on the door of every constituent. So what's left? Signs.
We all hate to see political signs cluttering up the roadways but let me assure you, no one dislikes signs more than the candidates. We the candidates have to buy the signs, put them out, maintain them, then when the election is over, pick them up. It's just part of running for office and remember it is just temporary. And by the way, it is illegal to steal signs.
Hopefully, all candidates will have their signs removed quickly after the August election, then there will be the November election then we should have about a two year break before we have to hear about anymore elections.