Early voting is under way in the March 2020 Texas Primary. On Wednesday, March 4th, we’ll know who’s won, barring our own Iowa moment.
Until then, we all need to work to get the candidates we support elected.
That old saying, “Hindsight is 20/20”, is meant to encourage us to learn from our experience, and then apply those lessons going forward.
Don’t wake up on March 4th with the thought “I knew I should have done…” Regret because we didn’t do what we already knew we should do is something that’s in our control, now. We can’t go back after the fact for a “do-over.”
However, don’t harbor regret if you wake up on March 4th thinking “If only I had known…” That’s a lesson learned, to be applied the next time.
And don’t be disheartened when one or more of your candidates loses. Restoring, preserving, and maintaining our republic, and the rule of law, is not just a long game – it’s a never ending game. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.,” as Calvin Coolidge once said.
Finally, resist the temptation to “take your marbles and go home” when the results are not what you wish. This applies to all areas of political engagement – elections and policy. That’s pride talking – resist it.
Stay engaged. There’s so much work to do. The party convention process (precinct, county/SD, state, national). Interim hearings. Town Halls, forums, informational/educational meetings. Meeting with elected officials to encourage them regarding policy decisions.
Make 2020 the year of engagement!