Thursday, January 1, 2015

In which Primo is cranky, again, because the campaign team wants him to say he is In It To Win It

Emails back and forth after Primo's radio interview last week and a meeting he attended this week. Both times, when asked a direct question about his possibility of winning (odds are like getting ice water in hell, although really, to me, hell is a place that is frozen over cold and not a place where it is warm and you don't need to shovel snow and you don't need special tires), Primo answered truthfully, although not bluntly, that to him, victory was helping other people in his party get elected and advancing the overall party agenda.

His campaign team, with the campaign manager, Bruno Mars, is not happy. They think Primo should say that of course he has a chance of winning -

(he does not! He has a better chance of winning than I have of growing two inches taller, getting a bosom, and losing those last 12 pounds) -

so that the Party Faithful hear what they want to hear and are not unhappy with him.

"How can I maintain my integrity as an engineer - as someone who deals in facts - if I say that sure I can win?" Primo grumbled.

He is correct. Primo is annoying and a pain in the neck, but he is not a liar. He does not flinch from the truth.

He is unhappy that the team wants him to lie. "They say I am demotivating the hardcare party faithful," he said.

I said, "Have they forgotten the real reason you are on the ticket? Not to win. Not to inspire the faithful. Not to make the faithful think you can win. But to get access to national funds. Period. That was the deal."

I don't want it to be winter, but I won't be unhappy once it is November and we are almost done with this crap.

7 comments:

  1. "...we are almost done with this crap."

    Unlesssss Primo goes on to find that "political job" you said he's been wanting. What is a "political job," do you think? Does having a political job mean he'd be through with campaigning?

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I hope it would mean he is through campaigning! He has thought about trying to find a job as a legislative aide, but I am not sure that would be his cup of tea.

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  2. Wow! For the first time since I started reading the saga of Primo's campaigns, I wish he could get elected. Being of the more conservative stripe (or polka-dot, whichever!), I like the conservatives to win. But we need more Primos who are willing to tell the truth and not the party line. Go Primo!

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    1. I agree, Anon. I just want someone honest in office. I get so tired of hidden agendas.

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  3. So, i finally googled and figured out who Primo is, and how he did. I actually would have wanted him to win to increase the national representation of the party [so now you have me pegged, too], but am proud of him for fighting the good fight. Wish more candidates were truthful, and hope he does get a job, altho i think he would be quickly disillusioned about state and national politics!

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    1. Yeah, and I don't think getting 1/2 the vote is that bad. I almost want Primo and Goldie to pick up and MOVE because in that district, he's practically doomed. xo xo

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    2. Webb, I am sure he would be completely disillusioned! He holds way too many people and the institution in high regard and they are JUST PEOPLE. They are flawed. No person and no cause is perfect.

      Anon, I do not want to move (unless it is far away from here and back to where I used to live)! But I understand your sentiment.

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