Like drinking from a firehose

That's what the last few months have felt like. It has been overwhelming. The sh!tshow that is the state of our national politics accounts for much of it. It is impossible to ignore the daily hourly minute-by-minute avalanche of stuff coming out of Washington. Yes, Donald Trump has been a disaster, but so has the … Continue reading Like drinking from a firehose

On being an elector in 2016

This has been an interesting year to be a member of the Electoral College. As with everything that I do, I spent a significant amount of time researching our role. Of course, had Hillary Clinton won the election, all that research would have gone to waste 🙂 I've written a couple of op-eds (1, 2) … Continue reading On being an elector in 2016

The times, they are a-changin’

To say I was floored by the election results last week would be an understatement. Only in the last 24 hours have I truly been able to articulate why I am so devastated by Hillary Clinton's loss. My first reactions were simply to how this affected me personally. But as I have gotten out of … Continue reading The times, they are a-changin’

The state of the race

It's been really difficult to watch this election cycle. In all honesty, November 8 can't get here soon enough. And that's saying something, given how much of a political junkie I've been. Because I'm literally swamped all the time, I get most of my news through Twitter. Which, it seems, is where most of the … Continue reading The state of the race

How cool is it …

... to have the VP nominee from Virginia? 🙂 I was peppered with questions about our very own Tim Kaine when I was in Philly for the Democratic National Convention. Having first met him when he was mayor of Richmond (a white guy chosen by the black majority council), I was more than happy to … Continue reading How cool is it …

Rigell: No to Trump, out of RPVB

Scott Rigell (R-VA02) made the news twice in the last few days by announcing his support for a candidate other than his party's nominee and then resigning from the Republican Party of Virginia Beach. Rigell, who is not seeking reelection after three terms, has been critical of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. His February letter … Continue reading Rigell: No to Trump, out of RPVB

DNC Convention wrap up

It's taken a few days for me to recover from the convention. It was an exhausting, sometimes frustrating, and exhilarating week. I was already in Philly when the announcement came that Hillary Clinton had chosen our own U.S. Senator, Tim Kaine, as her running mate. Unfortunately, I had left at home my Kaine eyebrow button … Continue reading DNC Convention wrap up

DNC Rules Committee meeting

As previously mentioned, I was appointed by the Hillary Clinton campaign to the DNC Rules Committee. Our meeting was yesterday - and what a meeting it was! I posted on my Facebook page various parts of it as it was occurring. What I want to cover here is the biggest piece of the meeting: the … Continue reading DNC Rules Committee meeting

Important local primary elections Tuesday

Trying to get out from under the din of the presidential nominating contests is difficult but there are some pretty important elections in Hampton Roads next Tuesday, June 14.  In addition to Congressional primaries, there is a Peninsula State Senate district contest. Voters will cast their ballots at their regular polling locations. Due to changes … Continue reading Important local primary elections Tuesday

Just be patient

Like you, I've been watching the presidential nomination contests. I'll leave it to others to discuss the Republican side of things, as I'm not going to be voting for anyone they nominate. As for the Democrats - I feel for the Bernie supporters. I was in your shoes eight years ago, when Hillary was losing. … Continue reading Just be patient