Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thank You, Friends!

Well, I went down to the caucus this afternoon, and gave my little speech. There were 16 men and 17 women signed up (although about a quarter of them didn't show up, including my friend Mutant Poodle - I saw your name there, pal!) When I got there, I could see that I was woefully unprepared. The real true-blue Go-Bamas were in full force, along with their fan base. Not only could I see that I didn't have a snowball's chance in hell, since I was there by myself with nary a follower to my name, but I could see that just about everyone there deserved to go a lot more than I did. These are the people who have been there all along, doing the phone-banking and door-to-door canvassing - the real grassroots, nuts-and-bolts work. So I looked at it as an opportunity to practice speaking about politics in public - even if it was for only 30 seconds. It's funny; I've been on stage for over 30 years, and if I'm doing music I am completely comfortable. But take away that crutch and it's a different story.

Thank you all for your kind words of support. As goofy as it sounds, just knowing that y' all had my back was a comfort to me. Even my friends who don't support my candidate support me and I love you for it!

6 comments:

Batocchio said...

Sorry you didn't win (and sorry I couldn't come), but that sounds like it was a pretty cool experience overall nonetheless!

physioprof said...

Good for you, Alicia!

Distributorcap said...

the learning experience makes this so worthwhile

good for you

i would have voted for you in a NY minute

Yoga Korunta said...

Sorry I couldn't vote for you from Ohio, but you have my support!

Batocchio said...

Hey, Alicia, the two comment threads are throwing me a bit... =(

I hope all is well!

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