Comment 67836

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted August 11, 2011 at 06:37:29 in reply to Comment 67823 seems in this case, possibly Jason Farr?

Given my understanding of Council dynamics, I don't think Councillor Farr qualifies as a 'champion'. It's a nice gesture...maybe a tad self-immolating...but I don't think that it's the stuff of which Adrian speaks.

I don't sense there's any 'politician' on the scene who's got the vision, the personal energy, the charisma or the oomph to qualify as a true 'Champion'.

I'm not even sure we have any 'Masters of Industry' who could switch hats and become this entity. (And even if there was, would this community support someone who would almost certainly come from 'The Old Boys' Club'?)

Does anyone have any suggestions to counter what I'm saying here?

Is there a politician in view who has the package that Adrian writes about?

Is there a dynamo in the business community, even someone who's on the cusp, who has the potential to be a force to be reckoned with?

If there isn't, then I suspect there's really only two possibilities for 'salvation'. The first is that this person is going to come from without. How would they be received? The other is that we have to generate our own possibilities, our own potential, and by this newly-struck dynamism, essentially become our own 'mini-champions', which, in combination, effect the same result.

I know it's a tough concept for some to swallow, but maybe in the case of Hamilton, because of our 'legacy malaise', perhaps we do have become our own Champion together.


Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2011-08-11 06:38:37

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