1995 – Totally Drunk and High – Fall River, MA City Council 2301 votes
2000 – Totally Drunk and High – Tiverton, RI State Representative 1304 votes
2004 – No longer drunk or high but still very bi-polar and mentally ill – Newport, RI School Committee 3673 votes
2006 – Incredibly mentally ill – Newport, RI City Council 1541 votes
2008 – Over the top mentally ill – Newport, RI School Committee 2093 votes
Congressional race 2016 – sober and treated – worth about 14 points
Art on Utica 2016 – sober and treated – 93 sponsorships, over $2000 raised
This week – Campaign video – >100 views
Today – website – over 110 hits
Tonight – election – sober and treated 16 votes?? How is that even possible?? I’ve done 24 hours of door to door in the last 3 days. Each hour was worth less than 1 vote?? When did that happen??
If I told you last Friday that my opponent would only get 48 votes, more than 50 less than last time, and I would pick up none of them, you would say??
I have 6 choices and my loyal readers have never let me down so help me out:
A. ) Just go scorched earth on everybody. The politics suck. Most Democrats aren’t real Democrats. Just continually lob bombs for fun and games.
B.) Payback’s a bitch. She called me unfit because I am Bi-polar. Her associates falsely announced I relapsed online. There were many other crummy things too numerous to mention. Ok, I can’t serve but she shouldn’t as well. Put her on the Tallarino, Speciale, Purcell Construction, Asphalt Plant list.
C.) It’s only 30 votes and there are 6 weeks. It would mean going negative and raising cash but again, at only 30 votes why not?? Stay in the race as a write-in candidate figuring that if anybody shows up in the Final, there aren’t a lot of votes out there for her to get.
D.) One of the biggest unkept secrets out there is I am considering launching a tourism consulting business. I could concentrate on that and the attempt to build a recovery center and just let the rest go.
E.) Just give in. Find a beach community. Walk into my local social security office and call it a day. Disability payments, section 8, and food stamps. No worries, lots of video games. Never build that 4th fortune I so much want to chase (drank and snorted the first 2, the crash took the third) but not everybody gets to have the number of adventures I got to have. This guarantees I will die sober and bored.
F.) Sell into the struggling artist model. Stay poor forever but maybe write that one great book no one will realize is great until I’m dead. Lots of people who share my diseases and addictions end up this way.
Let me know what you think.