Primo: Remember that guy who was interrogating me about how many doors I had done and how much I had gotten in contributions?
Primo: He wanted a ride to the event today and I didn't want to have him along, so I told him I had to run errands afterwards. He said that was fine.
Me: So you were stuck with him?
Primo: Yes, but he turned out to be great! We went to the event and he functioned as my helper! He took photos and got peoples' names and he was amazing.
Me: That's great!
Primo: Then I found out the reason he was asking all those questions is that he ran for the State House years ago!
Primo: But for the other party! And he wants to run again sometime, but now as a [Primo's party].
Me: What's the problem?
Primo: He's scared that people will turn it against him that he ran as X and now wants to run as Not X.
Me: Wow. He has missed one of the biggest aspects of American culture, which is that we love nothing more than a reformed sinner. All he has to do is to say that He Saw The Light and Has Changed For The Better and Will Never Sin Again.