Recent local elections bring to mind the presidential campaign of 1980 when Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter for the U.S. presidency.
Carter went onto have a distinguished career in humanitarian affairs and mediating international disputes. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his efforts.
After one of the most rancorous local campaigns, I have a suggestion for the losing candidate, public service.
The gentleman could start on a very limited basis with three 'P's' in mind, parking violations, public urination, and professional protestors. He could use his multiple skills and talents in correcting these obvious misdoings.
Number one, parking violations. One of our newer businesses seems to think it's fine to continually park their catering vehicles and a SUV the size of a small bus on a main street which the parking meters expired. If they weren't ticketed properly, he could leave a small message on the windshields that the vehicles were under video surveillance and maybe even let a little air out of the tires.
Number two, public urination. The threat of heavy fines, incarceration, sterilization and emasculation would seem to cure this seamy situation. There is a very high possibility federal jurisdiction could come into play as we're talking about runoff escaping into international waters.
Number three, professional protesters.
There is nothing unnerving as asking for personal identification for these people at the time of a gathering, perhaps thumbprinting on the spot.
This is a very effective method of dispersing crowds, crybabies, dreamworld utopians, and those who have been told they're special but have no marketable skills.
Hopefully, this will be a message so the losing candidate can have a productive period after his defeat.
Once accomplished, he can turn his efforts towards more important matters such as lobbyists and special interest groups, not those who work hard.