Just got in from a celebration at Bier International on Frederick Douglas Blvd. in Harlem.
I was partying with Vincent Morgan and the M4C team, as we celebrated a well-executed dry run.
When I first spoke to Vince, he said, “even if I lose, I win.”
From the start of the race, he was aware that he faced an uphill battle running against Charlie.
Rangel was a 40 year incumbent.
Vince, a political upstart.
Rangel had a war chest.
Vince couldn’t rub two pennies together.
Rangel was the insider.
Vince was on the outside.
But he had to run.
Something inside him compelled him to throw his hat in the ring, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
If you’ve ever met Vince, you realize early on, that the guy is serious.
He’s as passionate about his desire to improve Harlem, as he is his commitment to family, and his belief in community.
Shoot, he converted me, and I don’t even live in the damn District!
But I digress.
He ran because he understood that sometimes you’ve got to go for it.
Tonight (or last night, rather) we toasted a battle well fought.
We also toasted to the implicit knowledge that in 2012, Vince would be Harlem’s next Congressman.
We were all smiles as we collectively pondered “Who the heck is Ruben Vargas?”
Vincent Morgan for Congress!
M4C 2012 Holla!
Note: I had pictures to show you, but my camera is wigging out (I’ve been having real techology issues recently ya’ll) – I’ll post as soon as I work it out.