The tears were real.
At the tail end of my first campaign video, “The Hastert Rule”, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get out the last line! I dropped about a minute from it. I didn’t want to bore everyone with my crying.
At this point last year, everyone had enough tears on their own.
I ended my self-imposed media blackout three days after the shooting at MSDHS and watched “Coffee Joe and the Brew Crew”. And when the “light turned on” in my head, after hearing Senator Blumenthal speaking about The Hastert Rule… I was worried I wouldn’t be heard. I knew I must start THAT DAY, so people could get inside my head. To have some kind of physical, documented case to present to The People. That’s where it began. One year ago today.
Fear? Anger? Excitement? … the only way to describe the feeling of doing this is-
Every emotion. All at once.
Both sides of the coin.
Every side of the die.
All the time.
There is a suprising calmness within it. To realize you are the servant of time, and what is decided is what shall be…
It’s freeing, in a restricted sort of way.
I am excited and optimistic BECAUSE of what can be, and ever mindful of who I am doing this for. All the credit for anything good that I have done so far goes to the people who have lifted me up and given me support. Any victory I attain is not mine alone, because the guiding principle of this campaign is ensuring the POWER lies in the hands of the people.
May the passing of the year to come bring us closer to our goal.