Scott Donaldson for Congress

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First Event Ever, Madison County

Madison County or bust. I was being advised I needed to announce my intent to run publicly or not show up to the Madison County forum. That's not completely true. They told me I could attend but would not be given the microphone unless I announced publicly. I could watch, but couldn't talk. So, I outed myself in the Mountaineer and was given a microphone.

In the aftermath of my first meeting, driving home with a friend. We debriefed. My friend said, "Well, I guess your opponent's first meeting was probably disastrous also."  That's not what he said exactly.  He used another word for disastrous. It was a shorter word--not fit for public consumption. I said, "Did you hear what you just said?" I thought to drop him at the side of the road but he has a yankee accent. we were in the midst of confederate flag land, and he didn't have a Clemson hat to cover the sins of his ill-placed birth. 

Ok, my 15 minutes of microphone. Not bad, solid B material.  Make sure to hit talking points. Don't get wrapped up in long convoluted, really good stories unless asked. Answer questions quickly, directly, with respect. Don't mumble, even when confused. 

AMy Donaldson