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May 13 2010
4:01 pm

Posted By Craig Richardson
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Will You Vote For Me?!

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McLean Community Center Governing Board Vote Craig RichardsonI can remember a story Tip O'Neill, the former Speaker of the U.S. House and Massachusetts native, used to tell about a lesson he learned from his first campaign.  A neighbor came up to him after an election and said, "Congratulations on your win, Tip...but I just wanted you to know I didn't vote for you."  Tip responded, "Why not?"  And the neighbor responded, "Because you didn't ask me for my vote."

This story underlined Tip's now famous mantra, "All politics is local."  His point being that people want to be asked for their vote, and it shouldn't just be assumed that since you know someone, they'll automatically support you.

Anyway, the purpose of this blog is to ask for your vote.  ...

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