WDAM Viewpoint - Let's hire the right politicians

August 1, 2011

I've been managing broadcast stations since I was 24 years old when I was named general manager of a radio station in Hattiesburg.  That was a long time ago and over the years I have had the responsibility of hiring more people than I can even remember.  If there is one thing I've learned, it is that hiring the right people can bring you success and hiring the wrong people can bring you failure.  Tomorrow we go to the polls to vote in the first of 3 statewide primaries to hire who will work for us both locally and at the capitol for the next 4 years.  I believe we have learned that elections have consequences.  We need leaders.  We need people who don't mind hard work and have a passion for serving the people who put them in office.  I can't stand power hungry prima donnas either on the job or in public office.  I can't stand the phrase "it's not my job"…or "don't blame me, it was in a mess when I got here."  I'm hiring you to fix it if it's broken and to make it even better if it's not.  I don't particularly care if you have cute kids, if your wife and mama love you, or any of that.  It's not about how you look on TV or whether you are a Mason, a Baptist or a Rotarian.   I'm concerned about your ability, knowledge, networking skills, character and talent for getting things done.  We tend to either vote for or against people for the wrong reasons.  Our state and nation need people who can meet and solve the challenges we face…and move us forward.  Be sure and vote tomorrow…for the right reasons.  I'm Jim Cameron.  Let us know what's on your mind.