Sunday, February 28, 2010

Running out of gas.!

I spent most of yesterday at our Senate District convention at a local High School.
I now realize why I stepped back a couple years ago in leadership roles.

Some of the delegates showing up for the first time 2 years ago for Obama, plus being elected State Delegate and 1 National Delegate, never came back this year.
A few of them never showed up for any of the work after the 2008 Convention was over.
A list of those names being made for the next Presidential Convention.

Our State Senator had a challenger for the Endorsement,
The Challenger isn't new to Democratic politics,but he was new to our district
Speculation was he moved here just to run for an office.

Our current State Senator is very popular and has been very productive in our area.
Two years ago she was treated for cancer and some think he wanted to get heads up in case something happen to her.

Little did he know that our District is loyal and we don't turn out someone, unless they aren't doing the job.
If he had become involved in the district when he moved here, he may have learned that lesson.
He was mistaken thinking that because our area is diverse he would walk right in and be endorsed because of his race.

She won the endorsement on the first ballot 98 to 46 more then the 60% needed.
Most of his votes came from new people who have never been involved.
I have known this person for over 30 years and considered him a friend,
so I was a bit upset that he would pull something like this.

He avoided me at every turn, I think he was a little embarrassed.

It seems that no one wants to work their way up any more, they want the top spots now and are willing to knock out the experienced people.

I chose not to run for a Delegate spot this year.
We have more then 7 Candidates running for Governor at the State Convention and that is one Convention I don't want to be at.
It will be the first one I have missed since 1976.

I just don't have the energy for those fights any more.

I'll wait till next August when the Primary is over and then will support who
ever wins.

Meanwhile there are local races to work on, so I will have plenty to do.

5 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

I hate working on volunteer stuff with people who don't pull their weight!

Michael Manning said...

Green Tea: I've never liked politics, but I admire people like you who care deeply about others and are genuine! :)

Chris said...

Wow...you amaze me!!! I so admire your work!

Green tea said...

Thanks..our family has strong volunteer genes..in fact runningwoman puts me to shame !
I have always believed to get changes you have to be willing to put in the time.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I was an obama delegate and was the most fun i've had with my clothes on..