Friday, April 27, 2018

The Candidate's Wife: The Rain in Spain

I am so, so proud, you guys.

Primo: I am cranky!


Primo: I'm CRANKY!


Primo: I'M CRANKY!!!!

Me: Fine. What?

Primo: I had planned this event for after the legislature is supposed to be done with their session so my elected friends could come.

Me: And?


Me: So reschedule?

Primo: I can't do that!

Me: OK.

Primo: I'M CRANKY! They couldn't come to my first event because of the regular session. They couldn't come to my second event because of the regular session. I deliberately scheduled this one for after the session so they could come!

[NB Primo has been noting that he seems to be expected to attend a lot of political events. That does seem to be the political world, which, by itself, would be enough to keep me out of it.]

Me: So what are you going to do?

Primo: I KNOW!!!!! I will use the special session to promote the event! "Here's Governor X again, doing [admittedly not so good things]!"

Me: Great idea!

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Candidate's Wife: And we are back in seventh grade

Primo has been told that there are some young women in our district who don't trust him because he was having a beer with some guys at a local place and there was laughing and the other guys made a joke about a candidate for city council whose day job is selling underwear.

Primo: I don't even remember anyone saying that!

Me: Even if someone had said it, so what?

Primo: But I don't even remember if someone said it! And you know me! I'm not a bro guy! I might not have called someone out, but I would never make a joke like that.

Me: It doesn't matter. I know you don't make jokes like that, but even if you had, so what?

Primo: What if they run someone against me?

Me: Let them.

Primo: I am cranky about this! If someone wants to run against me, fine.

Me: Not. Fine.

Primo: What if they find someone to run against me?

Me: Seriously? I know it's common in your world, to run for office or to want to run for office, but honestly? In the real world, for most people, the idea of running for office is only slightly more attractive than a root canal. Wait. No. It's less attractive.

Primo: I don't deserve a primary opponent!

Me: Of course you don't. But you can't control it. So forget about it. There are always going to be people who don't like you. Screw them. There will be people on your side who don't like you. It doesn't matter. Just go out and knock on doors and worry about the campaign. Don't let the haters get to you.