Several people have told me over the last few months that they miss my blog. I miss it, too. I knew it had been a long time since I’d written, but when I looked today and saw that my last post was in May, I was stunned. I hadn’t realized it had been that long.
Part of why I haven’t posted lately is simply that I’m too busy because of my campaign. But part of it is that, as a candidate, I can’t seem to write as freely as I used to. It’s made me more reticent on Facebook as well. I used to have just 75 or so close personal friends and relatives on Facebook, but now my friends list contains all sorts of people I know through politics — including journalists.
I’m not the only candidate who feels constrained by the perception of living in a glass house. Bob Cornelius, who lost the Republican primary to Matt Rush in the race for New Mexico Land Commissioner this past June, was nothing short of hilarious on Facebook in the weeks after the primary, at last able to cut loose from his political straitjacket and be the really funny guy he is.
Adam Kokesh, who lost the New Mexico 3rd Congressional primary to Tom Mullins, has been far more outspoken since the end of his candidacy. You can hear some of Adam’s irreverance on his radio show, Adam vs. the Man, which I actually co-hosted (but was quite the restrained and proper candidate) last week. The You Tube videos of my stint on the show are here, They’ll be up on my campaign website in the next couple of days, along with my appearance on a local TV show, Living Santa Fe.
I can’t promise many more posts before the election, but I’ll try.