OK, so no vote is ever truly wasted as long as its counted. Even if your candidate loses by a huge margin (and in this case we’re talking more by than 213,000 to John McCain), the voter has made a clear statement by checking that name on the ballot. I recently learned of the human-rights-oriented Red-Letter Christians, and I believe that was my candidate, Rhett Smith’s target demographic. Them and Project White House readers.
In late November I launched a small campaign (by me and only me) to draft San Antonian Rhett Smith to run for president and compete in Project White House as a Republican in Arizona. He agreed and sure enough, he made the Super Duper Tuesday ballot and, according to the Arizona Secretary of State‘s unverified results, picked up at least 37 votes. I believe I was the chief driving force for his campaign, posting videos, creating widgets and stacking polls for Smith’s campaign on the PWH blog, Facebook and here at Maassive.com.
And so, don’t mind if I take credit for what I thought was an incredible surge for Smith. I wasn’t sure he’d get any votes. And now, since I missed the Obama rally in Santa Fe last week, I’ve got a story to tell my future children and grandchildren about yesterday’s historic “national” election.