It has reached critical mass. With the help of all, we have reached a point where we are ready. If people can hold to their desire to take back their state we will do well. The numbers are clearly moving in our direction, but the people, once inside the booth, often let fear of change be their guide. It is a normal human condition.
Don’t be afraid. Change is not always frightening.
We have all worked together on a purpose. That purpose has united us.
In the course of the campaign, we have opened many eyes, sent out warnings that the people will no longer tolerate a government that ignores them.
We have gotten out a message. Win or lose, we have sounded forth the trumpets that will never blow retreat.
You have all been wonderful. Together we have run a campaign that was informative, civil, inclusive, and for the right reasons. We have set a different standard for politics in Rhode Island.
We have brought a dream into reality. We have given our all. In all every election, the outcome is what it is. The most important part, regardless of the outcome, is that you have made an effort, and you did so for all the right reasons.
The dream we have created, the vision we have shared, the work we have done together, will long live beyond us. Good ideas, once planted, will grow. We have done our work in the election and I personally thank you all for your dedication. If successful, we can bring our vision of governance by the people into fruition and begin the peoples’ work.
Thank you all for your hard work. It has not gone unnoticed nor has it gone unappreciated.
Robert J. Healey, Jr.