Well, I finally made it home to Maine, and my first day of my campaign! I got a lot done, ran all over the place, but I gained 22 signatures on my petitions. And the signature of our assistant Chief of Police.
I came home with a little anxiety about the journey I was embarking upon, but after today it's gone. I know now what I must do and that is to win this thing.
I was amazed that all that I talked to and who signed my petitions were all positive about what I am trying to do!
In fact, 4 or 5 were hesitant to sign until I said Independent, and they then said "where do I sign". People are upset and want someone who isn't a millionaire and understands what the average person goes through on a daily basis. I was so inspired by the conversations I had. People are hurting.
People are anxious and discouraged by what is going on, but they now understand just how badly they are getting screwed. It's like I felt a river flowing beneath me, with a lot of emotions in the way they feel about our government and country. I felt the Wave.
With the young students who are entering their first opportunity to vote, and the Women's Movement, and the disenfranchised people of color, and anyone else who has been insulted, pushed aside, forgotten about, or just downright been ignored or denied their rights, guess what, they are awakened! The Phoenix has arisen!
I know it's only day one of a long journey, but I am encouraged.
We can and will do this!
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