Republican Caucus

Today was the Republican Caucus in Maine.

I did it because I believe democracy is a privilege and I don’t want to take it for granted.

I wanted to avoid it because pastors that primarily define themselves in terms of their politics are people I generally try to avoid.

But today’s caucus was delightfully painless. Over 50 people turned out. That’s huge for Waterville. The caucus people remembered was four years ago with maybe 30 people attending. So more than 50 was wonderful.

And the entire thing was over in 45 minutes!

Ron Paul won with John McCain and Mitt Romney in a tie for second. (Guliani even got a vote! C’mon!!)

More importantly, Emily and I weren’t nominated for any positions! Yay!

I got all the joy of being civic-ly engaged, without any of the “buyers remorse” of being obligated to more volunteer positions.

A good time all around.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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