Good Afternoon eAustralia,
In a few hours 00:00 on Day 1904 of the eRepublik will roll around and we'll go to the polls once again.
Many of the past CP elections we've all voted in have been personality battles. Just voting for who you like, rather than policy.
TODAY HOWEVER, IS DIFFERENT.
For the first time in a while, we have two candidates the appear similar in many areas, but in one major policy, there's a great divide.
We'll deal with that in a moment.
First though, for those who have been absent the last few days and missed my previous articles, I'll give a quick recap of my cabinet.
President (Prime Minister) - Mr Crumpets
Vice President (Deputy Prime Minister) - Infin
Chief of Staff - iRule777
Minister of Foreign Affairs - Americas - Scottty the Nuke
Minister of Foreign Affairs - Europe - Louise Brookes
Minister of Foreign Affairs - Asia/Pacific/Africa - Larni Kaddlestorm
Minister of Defence - Majester
Deputy Ministers of Defence - James Rellori & Arfman
Minister of Finance - MickSkitz
Finance Mentor - Venja
Minister of Immigration - Molly Jo
Minister of Information - Witherd1
Minister of Human Services - Reximus
Minister of Education - Vyrin the First
Director of Centrelink - WageSlave
This is a cabinet that mixes supporters with critics, experience with younger player.
It is not perfect... there is no such thing as a perfect cabinet... BUT I believe this is the cabinet that will do the tasks I ask them to do.
This cabinet will serve you, the citizens of eAustralia well.
As indicated at the top of the article, myself (Mr Crumpets) and Tim_Holtz agree on a lot of things, specially with domestic policies.
The only difference I see on that front is Information where Tim wants more of a 'cheerleader for the government' type department, where I prefer one of 'scrutiny'.
The elephant in the room is Foreign Affairs.
Since the announcement of my Foreign Affairs team a few days ago, you knew exactly where I stood. You knew I was going with a 'Get Tough' approach with our enemies Indonesia and Chile.
You knew that I believed it was time to say goodbye for a while to our brothers the USA as they would be heading down a different road (CoT) then us.
You knew that I advocated for new friendships, to see what best fits our country's goals and ambitions. You knew in senate that I was for an MPP and better relations with China, but you also knew I did the honourable thing and abstained due to my involvement in this election.
The question is, do you know what Tim_Holtz stands for?
As much as Tim is a nice guy and I've enjoyed chatting with him on Skype numerous times, the problem is, I don't and you don't know what he stands for.
That's not good. A leader must set their agenda, their goals, so the people can see if they agree with them, and if they are elected, can be measured against them.
From reading the Public Gallery it seems Tim_Holtz is wanting to talk to Indonesia, Chile, the USA and CoT about doing a deal/treaty.
What is he going to promise to them?
At what cost will this be to eAustralia?
How long will we be locked into this deal for?
Like I said, Tim_Holtz is a nice guy to chat, but just being a nice guy isn't enough. We need to know his plans, without them, he is just a 'Mystery Box' and who knows what unfortunate surprises might be inside.
Citizens of eAustralia.
It's a big world out there.
Just like as kids when we left primary school, we left some friends behind, not of ill will, but because we had a new journey to take.
We entered high school, continued the learning, but more importantly made new friends.
This best describes what you can expect from a Mr Crumpets Government.
The nations we meet might be from ASGARD, they might be ex-EDEN, they be from TWO or they might be neutral nations also looking for new friends.
Please, vote for me, Mr Crumpets and help our nation make new friends, so that one day, we can stand up to the nations that bully us.
This is my idea, my little seed in the ground and 'from little things, big things grow'.
I'm Mr Crumpets... and I'm ready to lead eAustralia
Founder, Senator and Party President of the Green and Gold Party
Former Producer of the Radio eAustralia News Podcast
Former Producer of Late Night Crumpet Podcast
Former Minister of Information
Former Campaign Manager of the eRepublik Alliance
Former Campaign Manager of the True Blue Party
... and much much more... sorry no steak knives included
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