The introduction of AVP candidate Dr. Selene Kock was out of this world. The pulmonologist at our hospital first made an impression last September when she recorded a video asking us all to stay home in order to stop the spread of the Covdi19 virus. As a member of our frontline defenses, she shared her difficult experience and impressed upon us to be good, the hospital is full, she said, overloaded, and Covid19 is no joke.
Then we were told she will be running on the AVP list, and I knew she had no common sense. Such as smart cookie, a hardworking, dedicated medical professional, alas, with strange political choices.
At her official public introduction, she was overcome by emotion. Her voice trembling. She gave a terrible performance, loud and super-charged, and the critics retaliated full force, ridiculing her – the memes, the sound bites, the caricatures. They were cruel.
In addition, the threatened, presumably under attack MinTvs, joined the melee, unkindly, shamefully dragging the political discourse through the mud.
What’s the issue? Why are these two at each other’s throat??
I have many open questions. But my friends explain that IQ and EQ are BOTH required in the making of a successful political leaders, EQ being the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.
We don’t teach that in med school.
While Dr. Selene Kock’s introduction as an AVP candidate was out of this world, the PR machine responded well, talking about cyber-bullying, and positioning the good doctor for what she is, an imperfect, yet on-fire candidate.