A Sad Night

I haven’t often cried over politics. I was upset and angry when Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump, but I didn’t cry. The night Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in the special election for the Senate in Alabama, I openly wept, but that night I wept for joy while watching the results from a hotel room in Chicago. Last night, I wept in sadness as Pete Buttigieg suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President. I began to choke up when Pete’s husband Chasten choked up while introducing his husband, and tears rolled down my face as Pete said he was suspending his campaign. I truly believed in Pete’s message, and while I knew it was unlikely he’d get the nomination, I had hoped he’d stay in the race until after Tuesday when I could have cast my historic ballot for the first openly gay man to run for President from the Democratic Party. Pete made history with his campaign, and I pray that we will see more of him in the future. Pete and Chasten Buttigieg are an inspiration to me and many people out there.
The only thing I can do now is put my support behind Joe Biden. Biden 2020!

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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