When Politician’s Kids Cry

Last night voters in Massachusetts chose a Democrat to represent them in the U.S. Senate.

The margin of victory for Ed Markey over Gabriel Gomez was roughly 55 to 45%.

I found it encouraging that the New England Cable News Channel seemed more interested in the Gomez concession speech than Markey’s acceptance version.

No one likes a sore loser and they may have been there “live” to record a flub if it happened.

Gabriel was gracious in his loss and his sobbing kids were…well…just sobbing.

Though I had gone out to congratulate the winner, and did not see them cry, my wife told me when I lost an election back in ’02, after having won twice before, my three kids were crying.

It’s touching really, not just because your children feel sad, but because as a parent you realize they understand you stood for something.

Because the conservative lost, should I quit trying to reach 55% of my neighbors, so they’ll better receive traditional Christian principles?

Here’s my answer from Matthew 7.

Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?
Just so, every good tree bears good fruit,
and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,
nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down
and thrown into the fire.
So by their fruits you will know them.”


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