Saturday, September 02, 2006
Robby's Presidential Run
It isn't often a woman gets to see her husband in a Presidential Race. I consider it an honor to be among the select few who have supported their men through this difficult endeavor.
It was thrilling, exciting, and I'm proud to say that despite the drizzling rains.... it was a clean race! No mudslinging.
A good friend of Robby's works for the Washington Nationals and gave us a call this morning to see if we'd be interested in running in the Presidential Race. Robby was up to the challenge. I respectfully declined, however, and opted to be official campaign photographer instead. (There was no way I was going to go run across a soggy baseball field with a 6+ foot tall head braced to me. No way! But, I would gladly go along and take lots of photos of this madness.)
So, we headed down to the stadium where Robby suited up and took to the field against three strong contenders-- George Washington, Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.
The team runs the race every game between the top and the bottom of the 4th inning. So far this year, Teddy Roosevelt has had zero wins. You wouldn't believe how quick some "fans" are to heckle a former President. The whole thing is getting to be a little sad. He's had some pretty good starts, but, he has never had a win. As Robby was taking the role of Thomas Jefferson, we were hoping that today was not the day for Teddy to break his streak.
It looked pretty good for Mr. Roosevelt at first. Teddy and Abe were giant head to giant head coming out of the tunnel and onto the field. George and Tom were bringing up the rear. It appeared as though this just might be Teddy's day.
All of the sudden, big Ted pulled out his umbrella and busted into a clumsy rendition of "Singing in the Rain". It was a poor choice of campaign tactics. This brazen showboating lost him the race, as a long-legged Lincoln strode easily to victory.
As for Tom and George, well, they didn't win, but, they both ran a good race.
I was very proud of Robby's performance and would gladly support him should he choose to run again.