You know how politicians are always claiming that? Well, in my case it’s true!
I got this completely unsolicited email in my actual IN box today:
Brad, here’s something thing we know after Trump’s rally in Arizona last night: You are smarter, kinder, and more empathetic than our president. And all of those qualities would make you a great candidate for office.
I want you to run. I’m asking you to consider it — and at least sign up to learn more about it. Or if you’re sure that now isn’t the right time, ask a friend. Ask ten friends.
If Donald Trump, a man whose grasp on our current situation seems tenuous at best and monstrous at worst, can be president, then you can run for a local office.
Are you in? Good. Go to runforsomething.net/run-for-
office and sign up right now.
Run for Something
Thank you, Amanda — whom I have never met or worked with previously…
… but this isn’t exactly a cri de cœur from “the people” themselves. It’s an organization that exists to urge people to run. But not people like me. They want “progressive” people, which mean, you know… not me.
Also, they want people under 35. Apparently, Amanda saw a picture of me and made a perfectly understandable mistake.
But I appreciate the thought. Or I would, if I believe a decision to contact me had been made by an actual person, rather than a flawed algorithm…