Elections can be very fickle. You think you’re supporting the candidate’s slant on the issues, but all that happens is that the campaign promises are soon forgotten and he or she is already campaigning for the next election.
I supported Rafi Manoukian when he lost the election four years ago, and I was upset at the outcome. He really matured during those four years and had a chance to lick his wounds and reflect on his mistakes.
On April 19, it was the first council meeting that I watched in more than a year. Manoukian made us proud as he came charging out into the arena, challenging all the campaign issues that he had promised. He encountered only one negative associate, who has a habit of self cancellation. By and large, Manoukian was accepted very well.