Primo: Whoa! This just got real!
Me: What happened?
Primo: The guy who blah blah blah ran blah blah blah filed today!
Me: Oh no!
Primo: No! He's on the other side!
Me: Oh - I thought you were being primaried.
Primo: No! He's on the other side. And he's AWFUL! This is GREAT!
Me: What makes him awful?
Primo: He's really extreme. His endorsements are from really extreme people - Extreme Person A, Extreme Person B, and Extreme Person C.
Me: Not the incumbent?
[NB The incumbent is running for a higher-level seat this election.]
Me: Wait. The person who holds the seat currently is not endorsing the person on his side who is running for the seat now?
Primo: And you know what else? [Nice Political Mentor Guy Who Knows Everyone] said he thinks [Incumbent] would rather have me win that seat than the guy on his side.
Me: He would rather have someone from the other side win than this guy?
Primo: Well, he would rather have me win than this guy. But yeah. He does not like this guy. [Political Mentor] says that [Incumbent] likes me.
Me: Why wouldn't he? You like him. He's a nice guy.* You just don't agree with each other.
* Which he is. We have met [Incumbent] a few times. He really is a nice guy.