Saturday, February 2, 2019

And The Challenger won! We are happy!

The Challenger will do Great Things, we hope. She might not have won if it were not for the groundwork Primo laid over the past few years. She told Primo that she focused her campaigning on the areas where he had not been - specifically, she knocked on doors he had not been able to reach.

She won.

It's been a little hard. It was hard. It was hard for Primo because he wonders if he could have won. It's been hard for me because I want him to be happy, but I would really like him to be happy outside of politics.

He did learn that the Big Money County Rich Inherited Money guy was prepared to spend $70K backing The Challenger in a primary against Primo. I don't think Primo could have won against that.

But - it's still hard. We are mourning the death of a dream. It's really, really hard.


  1. How nice to find THREE posts this morning. Have missed you, Goldie. Hope things are calming down and you all are getting used to a new routine. Am sorry Primo is out of the game, but SERIOUSLY ... who would want to be in Washington now? Good luck!

  2. I've missed you too! Thanks for the updates!

  3. I discovered your blog only after you had started your break -- upon which, I went back to the very beginning and read the.whole.darn.thing. And then had withdrawal because you were on a break (but not a Ross-and-Rachel break). Welcome back! I'm looking forward to regular infusions!

  4. So glad you're back, Goldie!

  5. Thank you guys! I'm not sure how much more I will be writing here - no drama! No in laws! No politics! But -- writing about pockets and bathrooms and how so many women I know, including me, would rather sleep than have sex and it's not because our husbands are amazing hotties (they are), it's because we are all exhausted.

  6. Interesting things to think about:

    I think that actually *being in office* would have been a far removed reality from what Primo might have expected, and that he might have found it really really frustrating.

    I wonder about things like: Is this something he was excited about because he was asked to run originally, he ran, and once he ran, he felt like he should actually be trying to win? Did he have a need to succeed to show he COULD? Does he imagine that working at being a politician would be a lot different than working at regular work with all the office politics/corporate tape/etc. that comes with trying to accomplish stuff in the average workspace?

    And finally - if Primo is passionate about the issues, has he explored where he can be an effective advocate for/around them while not holding that seat? Is he good as a guest speaker here and there? Is he good as an advisor based on experience with X? Is he good as a middleman who can help get some people in the room together? Can he help with analysis and report production that will bring fact-based argument to emotional-leaning arguments? Simply: Does he want to hold this kind of seat or does he want to be involved? If the latter - go figure out where he can still be involved. Cuz his issues need smart ethical people to support them. And he can still do that. When he's done grumping about work. :)

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