Ed’s letter

I just wanted to write something quickly up here for those who may be making their way to this page after receiving Ed’s letter in the mail today. I just want to say that I feel as lucky as he does. And I’m also kind of embarrassed, because he’s right, I wish this campaign really wasn’t about me… but it also kind of has to be about me in a way in order to win, if that makes sense.

I apologize that there isn’t much here. Frankly, there are a lot of things we do well in this campaign, but the website isn’t one. Once in a while we have the time to publish something I’ve written and given a lot of thought to, but the reality is that campaigning is about knocking on doors and listening to real people tell very real stories.

It was suggested to us by several people with experience running campaigns that we probably shouldn’t write a letter. No one would read it, was the argument. Well, I knocked a lot of doors today, and the faith I had in everyone remains. Most everyone I met read that letter. Forget the flashy postcards, let’s just have a conversation. I’ll trust you to listen to me, just the same as you trust me to listen to you.

The work continues. Thank you to everyone who is supporting me and I’ll see you on the 12th.

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