thank you

Byline: | Category: Uncategorized | Posted at: Wednesday, 8 November 2006

I have been out meeting voters, knocking on over 8,000 doors, talking with thousands of people for seven months now, and I’ve never received anything but kindness and encouragement. Even those who have told me that they are supporting my opponent, are genuinely pleased that I have made this race.

I have had the great honor to stand side by side with great veteran statesmen – folks with names like Winfield, Bill, Lamar, Bob, Ed, Van, Marsha, Ron, Jim, and yes, even one named Douglas.

I have had the even greater honor of having the support of old friends and new – folks like Tom and Joyce, West and Caroline, Gerald and Peggy, Jon and Stephanie, Karen and Scott, Janna and Marc, Mike and Theresa, Dean and Sandy, Beth and Bill, Alan and Gretchen, Anne and Marshall, Kim and Wes, Nancy, Beth, Adelle, Betty, Marissa, Kathy, Whitney, Carrie, Amanda, Graham, Dave, Joe, Scott, Nathan, Jeff, Mark, Tim, Rob, Evan, Matt, Eric, and many countless others.

I have been given undeserved praise by my many fellow bloggers, and even from a few professional journalists from across the State of Tennessee.

I have had the help of my parents and siblings, not just with this campaign, but especially for having fought to give me a solid foundation.

I have three children who have supported me through months of campaigning without a complaint.

I have a wife, Cookie, my best friend and companion for life, who has shown me more strength and courage than I ever knew.

Some say that I have had some bad luck — that it was a bad year to be a Republican, that I didn’t get enough party assistance, that the press ignored this race, that my opponent was just too popular, or that any of a dozen other excuses prevented this race from being won.

But last night – gathered together with dozens of friends – I knew just how lucky I was, and just how much I really do have.

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22 Responses to “thank you”

  1. Busy Mom Says:

    Clearly, I think you are the winner.

    Yeah, OK, I need to serve some pepperoni with the above cheese, but, I couldn’t think of any other way to say it.

    Congratulations on a job well done.

  2. Chris Wage Says:

    Congrats, Bob — you ran a great campaign, and I think your policy of openness and issue-confrontation should be the model for candidates in the future.

  3. Sarcastro Says:

    The only race that got me mad enough to throw things at the TV was when your results started coming in.

    You are handling this disappointment with class and dignity.

    Be proud of the race you ran. We are proud of you.

  4. Ivy Says:

    I really wish I had lived in your district to vote for you. When I saw your results I was very sad. I would have *never* thought I’d feel that way about a Republican candidate. Like Sarcastro said, we are proud of you.

  5. Caroline Cook Says:

    We are so proud of the race you ran and how unbelievably hard you worked over the past months. It was a pleasure to hold that sign up yesterday!! The Cook family is proud to say that Bob Krumm is our uncle!!
    xoxo – CeCe

  6. Julie Says:

    It was so nice to be genuinely excited to vote for at least one person yesterday. That person was you. Please, please consider running again in the future.

  7. Paul Says:

    Well done all around, Bob. I second what Chris Wage says about your campaign being a model for future races.

  8. Tommy Says:


    You ran a great race in a very one sided district. I hope you keep fighting for the issues that have been raised. We the people need people like you to represent our values and our goals. Please don’t be discouraged….your time will come!

  9. Kevin Newman Says:

    Nice work, Bob.

  10. Kevin Barbieux Says:

    You gave it a shot. Participation in the process takes courage on many levels. You are to be commended.

  11. john h Says:

    When I wrote about my utter disgust at the way the Corker-Ford race was being waged (from both sides) I was so frustrated that I left out the other side of the coin: the way you ran YOUR race. I would say, it was a class act, except I don’t think it was an act.

    I’m hoping that the blogging world gets you back on a regular basis now. That way, we win.

  12. Bob Says:

    Sorry your district didn’t see you as so many of us could. Your honesty and integrity are needed in politics so get back in and give this state some of your West Point leadership in another capacity.

  13. Joey Hood (TV) Says:

    I’m so sorry that you lost, Bob. America needs more politicans like you.

  14. Will Says:

    First time voting for a Republican! A fine campaign, indeed. Much less negativity in politics is something this country desperately needs. Better luck next time! Keep up the good work!

  15. Donna Locke Says:

    Bob, you’re a classy guy. Next time, for sure.

  16. Chris Black Says:

    Bob, you are the kind of guy the Republican Party needs. Don’t walk away from politics.

    You called on 8000 doors, did you mention that statistic in your election material?

  17. Blue Collar Republican » Worthy Links - November 9th, 2006 Says:

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  18. Stan Says:

    I pray this will not be the end of your political involvement. Your positive approach is refreshing and much needed.


  19. JC Bowman Says:

    Bob: Please stay active. Tennessee needs more men and women willing to step forward and make a difference, and we desperately needed your leadership. No retreat. No surrender. All the Best! JC

  20. PRO Says:

    We rooted for you from Cincinnati – - Keep your head up and better luck next time! God Bless you and your family!

  21. kathleen starnes Says:

    What a guy and what a race!!! I think more folks voted with their hearts instead of their head!!! He seems to be very generous with his money but he is also very generous with ours….You are my guy for that position…don’t give up.. see ya at church!!

  22. Whitney Says:

    Bob –
    My apologies for not posting sooner, but I still wanted to say congratulations on running a great campaign. I admire anyone who rises above the normal political banter and shows people that politicians aren’t always negative, unscrupulous individuals…Also, thank you for the opportunity to understand more about what a campaign is like – I appreciate your willingness to engage young people in the process.

    Best of luck in everything you do down the line, and don’t hesitate to call if I can help you with anything!

    -Whitney Conrad

    P.S. Please tell your wife I said ‘hi’ :)