When I read that Frank Corte was not going to run for office again my first thought was that I was not running for anything. This particular office, a seat on the state lege, has gotten my notice before. I sometimes thought that after finishing college and teaching a few years I would look into this seat or a run for a seat on the state board of education. Either way, I felt that by that time, in the future, I would be in a better position to run, and win, than other Democrats in the past. Even before Frank Corte made his decision, I was looking at the possibility of running for a seat on the Alamo College Board of Trustees, about a few minutes later I decided to leave well enough alone and not run for this or any other offices coming up in the near future.
The reasons to not run are many, none of them do not really deal with the long odds of a liberal Democrat, like me, winning a seat in the more conservative part of town I call home in San Antonio, but rather my own lack of motivation and organization needed to make a strong run. I will go into more detail in a future post in the next few days but as I look at the clock and realize that I am catching a morning plane from Minneapolis, MN to San Antonio, TX, I have to defer to the need to catch a little rest between now and tomorrow, early in the morning. But I will say that there are good reasons for me to not run and even a other reason why I may even make a Democratic candidate with just a little more than a snowball’s chance to win an election in my conservative community.