If I asked you, “Am I insane for running for congress as an Independent?” and you blurted out, “OH MY GOSH, YES!” before I could get the question out, I wouldn’t blame you in the least. And on first glance, you’d be right, it is a tough uphill road for an Independent in any political race. The establishment has money and resources that Independents don’t, and that is how campaigns are won these days, with big money. Exhibit A: Cathy McMorris Rodgers has certainly demonstrated that it’s not by having a town hall meeting to listen to her constituents, but by having a $5,000 a plate dinner fundraisers in Bellevue.
So, is running as an independent an incredibly tough road to travel? Yes.
Is it bold and audacious to know that we will win? Damn right.
But is it insane? No. In fact, it’s the opposite.
By Albert Einstein’s definition, insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
According to that definition, insanity would be continuing to vote for partisan politicians and to expect that they will begin to put your needs before their party. Insanity would be to expect that continuing to elect career politicians will correct the dangerous trajectory that our country is on.
I am not the establishment working hard to raise money in order to seek out power. I am not more interested in counting votes than being a representative you can count on.
Our system isn’t working.
We keep voting in the same politicians and it is not getting better.
Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.
The way to make our system work is by doing something different.
I am the only candidate in this race that brings the hope for a different result, and there is nothing crazy about that.
Will you stand with me to bring sanity back to politics?