Saturday, November 08, 2008

A touch of grey...

They say every cloud has a silver lining, and Robert Hunter says every silver lining has a touch of grey.

That's probably true. We just went through a campaign and election, and the cloudy part is that the local Libertarians didn't win any offices.

The silver lining is that we gained a lot of ground. In my race for District 54 Representative, vote percentages in Wayne County increased from 22% in 2006 to 37% this year. In Henry County, those percentages increased 9% to 32%, and in Randolph County, from 12% to 27%.

When the Libertarian Party of Wayne County was organized 6 years ago, it was a rare instance for a Libertarian candidate anywhere to win a precinct. This year I won 8 precincts in 2 counties, and 2 more local candidates won precincts in their races. Thanks to all of the voters that contributed to those numbers.

The touch of grey might be that we're not gaining as fast as we really need to gain, but we certainly are Grateful for the support we have been given.

We will get by.

And we'll back in 2010.



Blogger jenny elkins said...

Rex - I know you worked hard and you gave it your all. It will continue to be an uphill battle educating voters that this kind of change is good. I always say to Ed I am changing people minds one at a time. That is the only way change will come. Good work! Jenny Elkins (Ed Angleton's wife)Ed says next we have to work on getting rid of straight ticket voting.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Mike Kole said...

Rex, those are incredible gains! Keep it up!

10:09 PM  

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