For the past two months, I have been the campaign coordinator for one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Rob Gettemy was candidate for US Congress in the 2nd District of Iowa, and came in 4th in a four-person race. While Rob lost the election, he is in no way a loser in life. He is a true to the core conservative and an unabashed Christian. He has had a remarkable career in business, has a lovely wife and family, and is more comfortable in his skin than anyone I have come across for a long time.
He told me a few days ago that he was concerned that I would be more disappointed with a loss than he would be, and now with our defeat still stinging, he was correct. This is tough to take this evening, and maybe through the rest of this week, mostly because of the degree of intensity. But life does go on, and so tomorrow I will go to work on the pile that has overtaken my desk, return some phone calls, take some ‘condolence’ calls, and prepare for a summer with no real commitments.
Now that I am no longer involved in the day-to-day operations and ongoings of a campaign, I will be posting here again on a more regular basis. I plan to talk about what I learned about politics, friendship and the process that I have just completed. It is an interesting thing this American democracy that we have. Some of it is wonderful, some of it is very ugly, but it is what separates us from the rest of the world.
So, after a hiatus, I am back. To those of you who have waited with bated breath for my next post, (yes, both of you!) I will be back to posting here again. Stay tuned…..you will find this all very interesting!