What I have to offer: almost certainly 20 election career and 10 election influence. I’m back from a really long hiatus so unfortunately I probably won’t be able to provide more than about 5 notability.
What I want: good arguments and bribes! There’s nothing in particular I’m looking for right now, other than a good debate and perhaps a starveling cat.
More about me and random ramblings about the election:
Last year, I jumped to support the Bishop almost immediately, since even if he did not succeed at his task his election would at the very least slow the (already widespread) social acceptance of devils walking in the streets. (Yes, I am taking this way too seriously, but then again aren’t we all?) The Contrarian was alluring, but he’d have been a protest vote if there were no other good candidates: I wasn’t going to waste my vote when the Bishop was running.
However, this year… none of the three candidates really stand out to me.
[ul][li]The DTC has good intentions, and seemingly more or less follows the Bishop’s spirit of trying to combat all kinds of hedonism and degeneracy (which go hand in hand with the devils and their ubiquitousness), but she’s going about it in a way I’m not sure I approve of. And while helping reformed hedonists and criminals is a noble goal, given the current situation in London I’m not convinced it should be the immediate concern - if the city continues under quasi-rule of all manner of hellish creatures, Masters, and other such unsavoury entities, won’t things keep becoming progressively worse? Direct attempts to help those with a poorer lot will merely delay that.[/li][li]The Detective seems to have an equally noble goal: after all, if uncorrupted justice were restored, a lot of things would probably improve extremely quickly. The problem is that the system is flawed at such a deep level that properly cleaning it out would be completely impossible - even if the Detective were to somehow miraculously manage to make significant headway, the Masters themselves would likely eventually get involved and promptly put a stop to it. Not to mention Hell and the other various dubiously legal factions (from Criminals to Urchins), which would be standing against her every step of the way.
No, I don’t think the Detective will improve anything in any significant manner - at best, she will engage in a futile battle, perhaps reducing petty crime and somewhat improving other such little-significant aspects without affecting the bigger picture; at worst, she’s got her own agenda and means to use the position of mayoral power to further her own ends, whatever they may be, under the guise of "shaking up" the system.[/li][li]Feducci seems like the protest vote this time around. Screw everything, burn it all (or gamble it all away, if you prefer), maybe liberate the night (or maybe don’t) and maybe achieve some sort of equality (of opportunity? of power/wealth/status?).
Still, while he might make an interesting mayor, there isn’t much in his campaign that I would really agree with - making him, like I mentioned, more of a protest vote for me, should neither of the other two turn out to be satisfactory.[/li][/ul]At least, these are my impressions from what limited interaction I’ve had so far. Am I wrong? Are there counter-arguments? Convince me (with either a verbal rhetoric, or a monetary one)!