29 Apr '11, 12am

GE Blog: Some tongue-in-cheek tips for candidates from Bertha Henson on how to relate to voters when campaigning.

I WAS out all Easter weekend in various parts of my neighbourhood with family and friends, having lunch, strolling around the HDB shops and having several cups of coffee at the hawker centre. And all the time, hoping to catch a glimpse at the contenders for my vote. Not the old warriors, whom I have interviewed in the course of my career, but the newbies. I wanted to lock eyes with them, grasp their hand and wait for, hmm, pearls of wisdom to fall from their mouth. I had no joy. And now that I will be out of town for most of the campaign period, I would probably not have the chance to meet any of them before going into the polling booth. Is it really so important? Those few seconds of glad-handing, palm pressing? I reckon the politicians think so, looking at how they seem to be rushing about doing block visits and hawker centre tours. It boils down to name and face recogni...

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