I won't bore you with the list, but one of the highlights was my endorsement by the Columbia Democratic Club on
In return, the Club accepted me for who I am. They didn't buy the attacks suggesting that I'm a wolf in sheep's clothing. That's what bothers me the most about people saying I'm "not a real Democrat". Not that I aspire to be whatever that means, but rather that implicit in that critique is that I am a liar. That's why I work as hard as I do. My actions speak for me. If you think I don't care about the least fortunate, prove it in my work. If you don't think I care about socially progressive values, look where my advocacy has been. If you don't think I support small business, look where I spend my money. If you don't think I can get things done, my only response is that I haven't done enough yet.
I'm not a big fan of strict ideology. It is the means by which bad ideas can be dressed up to look like sophisticated policy. But hopefully you know that about me by now. The Club knew that about me. Taking three ballots and sitting in the Ridgely Run Community Center for over six hours was just the dose of humility I needed to remind me that I still have a lot of work to do. While I continue to be incredibly proud of my support by Howard County teachers and fire-fighters, hard work is the only sure-fire way to win an election.
And I will continue to work hard. Hopefully with your help. This Saturday, we're getting another group of volunteers together to canvass a neighborhood. We've got a good message and it is fun to spread. I hope you'll consider meeting up with us tomorrow, 12:45 p.m., at the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 103 (4872 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD).
Have a great Friday doing what you love! It's impossible not to.