If you think you are representing the silent majority, you are simply too lazy to find a better way than guessing at what they want.
As a politician, I have to work and find out all the viewpoints. You called it 'the silent majority', so therefore you believe you're viewpoint is in the minority. Interesting. But back on topic. By your comments to Clinton and myself, you are saying that the people who failed to show up for the community meetings, for whatever reason, shouldn't have a say because they didn't go. And because I take into account what they may or may not think, i'm lazy. ooohhhh-kay. That makes no sense, but whatever. You may want to ignore the silent viewpoints - whatever those viewpoints may be, but a politician shouldn't.
I'm glad you don't represent me.
Why? Because I look at all viewpoints before making a decision, and not blindly agree with yours?
Afterall, I'm the one who cares enough to get out and do the work.
Ok then, now we're at the crux of the matter. Its all about you. You had the free time to get involved. You had the time to make the meetings. Screw those who weren't there. They have no say. Classic delusion of grandeur.
It sounds like you prefer to represent those who do nothing to improve living conditions.
I prefer to represent ALL of my constituents. Regardless of how vocal or silent they want to be. Regardless if they voted for me or my opponent. Regardless if they gave me money for my campaign or the next guys. A majority of people voted me in, but I represent all of them.
Next time you run for election, be sure to tell the people that vote for you that you really represent the people that are too lazy to vote.
Happily. Again, I represent all of my constituents. Its what a good politician would do.