I like this e-mail a lot:
I can relate to the other out-of-staters who are watching The Corner like addicts. I’m in Cleveland, and am having a very non-productive day, just like I was during the NJ & VA races in November. Here is the thing, though: It’s not just about the excitement of the moment for me, or about stopping the Health Bill. Those are big parts of it, and have been. I contributed to Brown’s campaign the day before it really took off, thanks to some encouragement on NRO.
The draw for me is that I live in an area that is deep blue — the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. Deeper blue than the state of Massachusetts? Probably.
I am a 28 year old WASPy Conservative. I never went through a liberal period. This race made me actually ask myself the question, “Could I run for our House seat and make a go of it?” I know the answer, and it is a resounding “no” as I have no political experience whatsoever. But, I wonder how many good conservative-minded people who DO have that experience are wondering the same thing! Nobody thought Mass. could elect a Republican. It looks like it’ll happen. This gives so much hope to the rest of us living in seemingly hopeless districts or states . . . I need to live vicariously through these Massachusetts voters who finally have a voice that matters!
I’m hearing that a lot. And some of those people are saying “Yes I can.”