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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Political Career Off to a Slow Start

Yesterday, my political career got off to a less than glorious beginning. I lost my bid for precinct committeeman, 52.5% to 47.5%.

I can't feel too upset, though. There are several reasons to feel good about the election even though I lost.

1) My opponent is a friend of mine; we go to church together, and he's a fine person.

2) He has been involved in local politics for many years; whereas, this was my first foray into the political arena.

3) I spent exactly $0.00 on my campaign, and I only asked three people to vote for me: my wife, my son, and my cousin who lives down the street. (My cousin went to Florida this week and didn't vote at all. My wife and son voted, and they say they voted for me, but it is a secret ballot, so you never know.)

4) I've read where Abe Lincoln lost in his first run for office, so that puts me in pretty good company. (Of course he ended up getting shot, so I'll drop that comparison.)

Anyway, it was fun, and I'll probably throw my hat in again sometime.


Blogger Christina said...

My sympathy on your loss at the polls, but you seem to be in good spirits.

Like you said, even Abe Lincoln lost before he won (that sounds eerily Democratic...) so don't give up yet. At least it was a close race as opposed to a blow-out. That leads me to believe you wife and son must have cast their ballots in your favor.

If it helps ease the pain any, if I could have voted in your primary, I would have voted for you.

9:37 AM  

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