Well, I was thoroughly trounced in the School Board race on Monday, and while I'd like to say it doesn't bother me, it does have a certain impact. Losing is never something to relish, and I've experienced more than my fair share of losses over the years. It's time for a change of course.
There is a lot to be learned from losing, and to be perfectly blunt I'm sick of the lessons. It is clear at this point that running for office is a waste of my time. It is a lot of hard work and it's not fun anymore, so I see no reason to continue on this fruitless path. I doubt I will ever run for elected office again.
There are far better things that I should be doing. If I weren't wasting time on these failed elections, I could probably write a lot more, or at least sleep easier at night. So, I'm dropping out of the political pool. I will leave the field to those more suited to the life, and more popular with the electorate.
It is good that I step aside now, before I am too worn down by political strife, for I could grow bitter and resentful were I to linger amongst the polls for too long, finding no victory in what I do. For sure, I will find my fortune elsewhere, and I shall henceforth return to my writing exploits, where I truly shine.
In conclusion, I'd like to thank my supporters, as few and far between as they may be. I am sorry I could not carry the day for you, and truly I hope you continue to support me in my non-political endeavors. Remember, the winner in writing, as in politics, is not always the person with the best words or the right ideas, but the person with the most friends willing to campaign for them. I have sadly been lacking in both fields for far too long. It is time to redirect from the ballot box to the book rack. Please, speak well of my published works, and grant me victory in the marketplace!
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