We Didn’t Lose.
Among the email messages which arrived this week was one that read,”You didn’t lose. You just ran out of time to meet every voter and convince them face-to-face.” Please remember that while we came up just short in this race, we did knock a massive 23 points off the incumbent’s average win percentage over the last two elections (28% in 2008 and 32% in 2006). He will never be the same.
The Cause Continues.
While this political campaign is over, the cause which united us continues. It continues because the battle for common sense solutions to America’s problems is not resolved. It continues because the need for good government has never been more urgent. It continues because each of you, inspired to make a difference, is not yet satisfied that your work is done.
It’s a Wonderful Life.
This, courtesy of another touching email message: “In his desperation, your opponent tried to paint you as the wealthy and self-serving Mr. Potter. But over 90,000 voters knew better. You are George Bailey. You have inspired change in the 12th District and it will never be the same again because of your candidacy.”
It is now time for me to exit the stage.
While I do not know what awaits me on the other side of the new sunrise, I can say with total conviction that Tracy and I have enjoyed immensely the journey we shared together over these last months. The friendships made and stories collected will provide ample material for a lifetime. Now, I am looking forward to immersing myself anew into my business affairs, to play my part in funding the new companies which can help to restore America’s economic vitality. But, rest assured, out of the corner of one eye I will continue watching the political arena with interest.
Please take a moment to view this campaign retrospective:
Thank you for your passion and purpose in our campaign for America’s future.