When I met Eliot and Melanie Cutler this spring, I thought it would end there. It always has. I admire those who volunteer for campaigns but I've never been one of them. Now that I have, I've learned a few things:

  • Holy cow is it neat to be a part of something like that, to be vested in the outcome, to hang out with other supporters on election night, to really care about who wins on a personal level.
  • The downside is that you feel the loss in a different way. Suddenly, the election is over but it's not for you. You haven't let it go. You want that feeling back. It's really weird.

And you're left wondering how you can do what you just did all over again... just a little earlier.