As I sit here tonight at 1 AM, sipping on a glass of homemade strawberry wine, listening to opera on Pandora, I realize how blessed I am, and not in a religious way. I spent the evening with people who believe in me and what I stand for. It's the most wonderful feeling, that you are headed in the proper direction. This country needs a shot of humility. We may no longer be the best in the eyes of the world at this time, but it is correctable.
We need to stay engaged, and from the conversations I had tonight, the people are. They need LEADERS, not career politicians! I know that I have been in friendly territory since I came home, but these people have given me something that's hard earned, and that is trust! For those of you who I talked to tonight, thank you. I will not let you down!
The resistance is palpable and I felt it. People are tired of the same old bullshit from all who are attempting to govern, and I repeat, ATTEMPTING!
My friends and others who are getting to know me feel the same as I do, that the status quo is not working for THEM!
I'm talking about young and older. It's not working, and they are done with it.
I said when I started this journey that I was doing it for my great grandson, so that he can at least have a chance at a decent life. But the truth is, I talked to Vets that are worried the VA may privatized. I talked to young mothers with children who worried about being able to care for them. I talked to others worried that they won't have healthcare. And amazingly, I talked to hunters and gun owners who believe that military grade weapons belong in the MILITARY, not in civilian hands!
Can you people in DC hear me? I'm sick of your bull and I'm coming for one of your seats, and not quietly. I will be a force to be reckoned with. Thanks to all for your help so far. We can do this!