Did I Lose?


Well, I came up thirteen votes shy of victory. But I feel as though I did not lose. We had over a 60% turnout. Folks were able to vote throughout the day, instead of the usual “after” work only time-table. I have also been offered a position with the union, from my vague understanding, gathers political information and then puts it all together in written form, that explains WHY the union’s top leadership wants folks to vote as they tell em’ to. I had to ask the lady if she realized who she was offering this to? And that she realized that I am the opposed to almost all of the CSEA’s political views.

So overall, I am pleased with my performance: I know I followed all the rules of the election, I never spoke ill of my opponent, and I did not say anything I thought people “wanted” to hear. Bottom line, I was honest.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TeachX3
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 09:23:41

    Well, I am sorry you were not elected, but love your attitude! Only 13 votes shy? Wow, that was close! As I tell my kids all the time… character counts. If one chooses to do the right thing, even if they ‘lose’, they are winners! 😀

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  2. Carl D'Agostino
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 09:37:57

    You played it right. When I ran for city commissioner 30 years ago I never had a chance and was well smeared but got 26% both times. I came out experienced, polished and toughened. The subsequent administration implemented every one of my platform points.Did I lose ?

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  3. The Conservative Hill Billy
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 10:28:00

    Thank you Carl. You absolutely did not lose! It is important to be able to put your head on the pillow at night, and know you played by the rules.

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  4. johnedoe
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 15:43:14

    hhhhhmmmmmmm,…..did “you” lose???? heh heh heh,….i really like your question, man!!!!!!!,………….if one is running for “public” office, and “he” truly has the “greater good” in mind,….then the election was “never his” to “win” in the first place,…was it????????,………..by the people, for the people, ain’t it???,….it seems that we get what we vote (wish) for,……………………….i like,…………

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  5. J.G.Lord
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 07:44:59

    you have proven one thing people do not want honesty in government they want people like themselves for birds of a feather play together

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  6. 68ghia
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 09:55:51

    You have done well in the face of fierce opposition.
    Might not have won, but I doubt that you lost either. You will know better an more next time…

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