…get lucky sometimes, and get to have their moments of humiliation enshrined for the ages. That’s the case today in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Kane Webb’s Sunday piece looking at a couple of his favorite anecdotes from the losing side in elections past.
Specifically, Webb looks at the shining moments for two fellows employed by Arkansas Republican gubernatorial campaigns, 16 years apart: me, when I served as spokesman for Asa’s Hutchinson’s 2006 run, and Rex Nelson, who was communications director for Tommy Robinson’s 1990 unsuccessful primary run against Sheffield Nelson. On our respective election nights, both Rex and I were dispatched to serve as the smiling faces of optimism—on television—as the world collapsed around us.
Short version: We got to look like jackasses, for the entertainment of tens of thousands of viewers. But read Webb’s piece for the full effect. Ah, precious memories.