It has been about a week since I last wrote an article on this website. Normally, if someone wants their blog to be successful, they need to invest all of their time into writing good material. Not some of their time. All of it. But I'm not what most people would call 'normal.' No. I expect this website to continue being successful. There's more to this website than my opinions. There's photographs that I believe are worthy of awards. There's a campaign to add a new Lay's potato chip flavour. There will be new features in the future. This site will grow from 1,400 visitors a month to over 2,000 by the end of this year, to double that by the end of next. I feel that already, 3 months since the launch of www.matthewfrankkot.ca, there have been some successes.
Anyway, the first topic tonight is the most popular topic on Twitter right now, Hillary Clinton's interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer. #HillaryonABC is (as of 10:00 pm, EST) the 3rd most popular hashtag in the Twitterverse. She's a very important woman. The most powerful job on Earth is hers for the taking. Polls show that she would crush even the strongest opposition candidate. Hillary talked about Monica Lewinsky. "I wish her well." She talked about her decision to run for President. It's "likely" that her choice will be made in 2015.
Mrs. Clinton discussed Benghazi, saying that she was not directly responsible for the attacks. There are people with more expertise than her in the field of securing diplomatic posts. Of course, that is true, very true indeed. At the end of the interview, I felt that this topic was somewhat overexposed. She has said everything before. Diane Sawyer's interview wasn't special. It's safe to say that millions of people around the world watched it, but still, with ABC and Diane Sawyer promoting it like crazy, even the dullest, most boring interview can be made into a huge spectacle.
The other topic, the Ontario election. I'll be brief. I'm voting for the Liberal Party. I've made my endorsement. Yes, I said that Tim Hudak did win the leader's debate, but still, my riding's Liberal candidate, David Orazietti, has brought so much to Sault Ste. Marie. New schools, a new hospital, transit funding. The Liberals have invested so much, and they will continue investing in health care, education and transit.
I like the Conservative leader, I like Andrea Horwath too, but I vote for the party that will make Ontarians lives' easier. I vote for a candidate that can offer my city more than the others. And the Liberal candidate, I strongly feel that he will deliver more to the Sault from Queen's Park than the other candidates.
About The Author
Matthew Frank Kot was born and raised here in Sault Ste Marie. He first starting writing articles for Soonews.ca in early 2008, becoming the city's youngest columnist and journalist. He then went on to write for Local2, and for a short time had his "MATTer of Opinion" column on SaultOnline.com. Matthew was very involved in the 2010 and 2014 Municipal Elections and wrote several opinion pieces about important issues. In 2011, Matthew started Sault Transit Reform and has continued advocating for a better transit system since then.