During my book signing in New York last week, a great group gathered and thoughtfully discussed many aspects of women’s political experience in New York over the years.
Among recent chapters discussed was Christine Quinn’s difficult loss the week before in New York’s Democratic mayoral primary. I shared my piece about her difficulties, “Six Easy Rules Christine Quinn Forgot,” featured in Huffington Post New York.
Over the weekend, I thought some more about those “six easy rules” I lay-out in chapter one of Every Day Is Election Day, especially about rule number five: “success in politics is not a one-off.” With my mother and sister, celebrating my father’s, David Sive’s, 91st birthday, I remembered his defeat when, at age 36, he ran for Congress. Then, I remembered what happened next: he became “the father of environmental law.” Not bad, I’d say.
Remember this, please, as you fight to win today but, maybe, lose.