I love this! This is really “old news” but I just found it. A Mississippi truck driver, Robert Gray, got his name on the Democratic primary to run for governor of his state. And he won. He is facing the incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Bryant next November.
Look, I get it, politicians can be proverbial joking punching bags. No one likes them and no one trusts them, or so it seems. But the fact is, the more people stand on the sidelines and do nothing – especially the more good people stand along the sidelines – the more we’re going to see crooked, untrustworthy people dominant that arena. Edmund Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Well Robert Gray isn’t doing nothing.
One of the aims of this blog is to keep political happenings that affect our industry in front of the public so we can do something about it. And that’s the beauty of the Robert Gray story. He’s doing something about fixing his state.
Look, am I going to change the world? No. Are you? Probably not. But the more of us that stand together and speak out for progress, the more positive change we can affect.
Oh, and while we’re at it, vote for Robert Gray!