Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Candidate's Wife: Primo's campaign kickoff

Wow. Wow. Wow.

He might actually win.

OK. Maybe that's bold.

But dozens of people came to Primo's campaign launch and he gave a really good speech - he has come so far from the days when he clutched the side of the lectern at church, swayed side to side, and never lifted his eyes.

He didn't talk about policy details - he told a story about how the American dream seems to have gone away and how he, a product of that dream, wants to bring it back.

He then spent some time - maybe a wee little bit too much - talking about policy, but he wrapped it up and people were excited and they gave money and we might have raised over $1,000, which is a Big Deal to a small-time candidate.

For me, the best part was how many people showed up because Primo has helped them over the years. That's nice.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Candidate's Wife: They ask Primo about marijuana

Primo was on a radio show today. I watched the live stream, which had video of the studio.

1. The host thanked Primo for being on time and I wanted to yell, "That's not something that usually happens!"

2. The host asked Primo, "Yes or no - one word - do you support the legalization of and the taxing of marijuana in this state?"

I am yelling at the screen, "ONE WORD, PRIMO! ONE WORD!"

But - Primo does not do one-word answers. :) Bless his heart.

However, he finally did that pivot thing I have been telling him about - use the question to talk about what you want to talk about.

He said yes, he does support legalizing marijuana because of the tax revenues it would generate and because of the problems with mass incarceration.

I agree with him on both points, but I wish, if he were going to talk a lot that he also would have expressed the view that as long as a person is not hurting anyone else, who cares if he does drugs?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Candidate's Wife: In other news, there was frost in hell

Primo: Guess who was on my email list from my first campaign six years ago?

Me: Who?

Primo: Guess!

Me: I don't know!

Primo: Ted!

Me: Ted who?

Primo: Ted my brother!

Me: Oh man.

Primo: He gave me money! Fifty dollars!

Me: Good.

Primo: I think it's time to bury the hatchet.

Me: Are you nuts?

Primo: That's a meaningful gesture!

Me: No. A meaningful gesture is an apology for being a jerk.

Primo: He's a Drunk. This is about as meaningful as someone related to my dad can get.