Did we elect leader or cheerleader last time?

2013-06-21T00:00:00Z Did we elect leader or cheerleader last time? nwitimes.com
June 21, 2013 12:00 am

We all know the difference between a leader and a cheerleader.

The leader is like a coach, laying out the game plan and teaching the rules and the plays. The coach guides his team toward winning, because the team is convinced the coach has the knowledge and experience to help them reach victory.

The cheerleader's job is to get the crowd involved and excited. The cheerleader uses words and moves to attract attention, and to urge the crowd to support the team.

Each has a part in the outcome, but is one more important than the other? Since we were all challenged to elect a leader, did we succeed?

Or did we instead find ourselves being captivated by a cheerleader?

- Patricia Kish, Munster

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