Over one year ago, when I first considered a run for U.S. Congress, had you told me that we would break precedent by being the first challenger candidate in the recent history of this congressional district to be picked up by the local mainstream press before being vetted through a nomination procedure, I would have doubted that prediction. Had you told me at that same time that at this point in the campaign, I would have an international taint of notoriety associated with myself, I surely would have doubted it. And, had you told me that that same moment of embarrassment would provide an opportunity to truly demonstrate what leadership looks like and provide a better chance to promote a conservative message in a congressional district where the voting public to some experts “seems so far out of reach,” I would not be one of the faithful believers, at first. But, as Paolo Coelho, the Brazilian lyricist and novelist observes in his work, ironically named The Alchemist, who fashions gold from less valuable elements, “If you really want something, the universe conspires to help you to achieve it.”
So, I guess that it is not just a meaning slogan when I say, that everyone deserves a second chance. Let’s make Americans great, again. I am Mike Webb, and I am running for U.S. Congress. Honest.