Every election cycle, someone asks the backward looking question, “are you better off now than you were four years ago?” As people graduate from school or interview for new jobs, inevitably someone asks the question, “What do you want to be doing five years from now?”
Today, I am starting my new job as Blogmaster for the DeStefano campaign. If you asked me five years ago what I would be doing today, I would have never imagined that I would be blogging for a gubernatorial campaign, yet here I am.
Years ago, Robert Kennedy, paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw said, "There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"
When I was considering this position, I had breakfast with Mayor DeStefano. I was struck by how willing he is to dream of things that never were and how much he really does, ‘Expect More’. He talked about using this blog as a way to more fully engage people in the process of electing a new governor and of keeping them involved in governance after he is elected.
I want to be involved in a campaign that helps everyday people find a stronger voice in government. I know that Mayor DeStefano expects more of himself as a leader. I’ve been warned that he expects more of his staff, and I understand how he expects more of all of us as a community. I will do all that I can to live up to these expectations, and I hope that you will too.
So, what are your hopes and dreams for Connecticut with John DeStefano as Governor? What are you going to do to help us reach these hopes and dreams? Please, join us in our conversation.