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Observer Bias Featured
Every candidate hears and sees things that make him think he is the best candidate for the job. I am no different. There is no way I can become a full-time candidate because my family needs my income. So I will continue to work while I campaign on nights and weekends. Of course, I think having a 40+ hour-a-week job is an asset. The fact that I am a long, long way from independently wealthy is a strength. It is also apparently a rarity.
This just makes me more committed to my campaign. I have heard scores of people say that the problem with Congress (or Washington) is that there are no regular people there. That does not need to be the case. I am running because I already represent most of the citizens in the 5th district: the unemployed; the family members trying to help parents deal with Medicare and Social Security; the parents arguing before town councils to keep school funding at levels that will benefit each student; and the voter frustrated with officials that listen more attentively to big-money donors.
My observer bias finds two or three news items every week to keep me working to make the House more representative.