The way things are going around here lately, I'd be surprised if any politician wanted to sort through our messy house, especially those running for the United States Senate. Some of us are downright despondent, others are yelling at the tops of their virtual lungs, and still others are tempted to chuck it all and go fishing. (I'd be in that third category if I liked fishing.)
In light of all that, I was very pleased to get this note from Kay Hagan in response to my invitation for her to come blog with us.
First of all, let me apologize for the lateness in getting back to you. As you can imagine,the last ten days have been incredibly busy!
I would like to have the opportunity to speak directly to your readers, but it's going to be tough to find the time to sit down for a web chat in the short term. That is absolutely something we can revisit down the road, so lets stay in touch. The voice of your blog and its readers is an enthusiastic part of ALL of our efforts to take back this seat from Senator Dole.
Again, please accept by apology for the lateness of this response.
I can't imagine what life looks like for Kay Hagan or Jim Neal right now, but I don't envy either of them. They've both taken on an enormous amount of very hard work in a zero-sum game, and the clock is tick-tick-ticking away. (Jack Betts at the Charlotte Observer had a his own take on the race this morning.)
So thanks, Senator Hagan. We'll look forward to your visit whenever you're ready.