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Thank you and Vote Vanek!

Day 1,930, 21:03 Published in USA USA by Jefferson Locke

My fellow Americans:

As Americans, we are a competitive lot. I myself am extremely competitive, and as such I hate to lose. That’s why a lot of people would assume that this week would seem to be bad for me. Afterall, I ran for America’s top position, CP, and was beaten in the elections by Vanek. Just based on first appearances, I should be upset, simply because I was beaten.

But in reality, I’m pretty happy. Because I didn’t lose. I won.



And to clarify, you all won as well.

Let me explain. I am, and will always be, a firm believer in country > party > self. This is something that is burned into my very soul, and will remain so. With that in mind, the beautiful thing about this election was that no matter who won the race, America would be in great hands. I know that some may disagree with whether or not it would be in great hands if I was in charge, but I think it would have been, and I am the narrator, so get over it :P.


Vanek prepared to fight the AFA


Vanek is a guy with great experience. He has been in every cabinet since forever. He has seen it all and done it all. And more importantly than all of that, he is someone that will do what he views as best for this country. He is someone that loves his nation. And he is someone that I have faith in to lead us in the coming month.

He has put together a great team of people that will help him. All of them (with the exception of Oblige) are good guys. Oblige is decent and all, but his avatar sucks. Let’s be honest here. We need a national movement to have that changed. But I digress. Vanek will be good for this country, I have zero doubts about that.



I have already withdrawn my candidacy, but I wanted to thank some people. I thank my supporters, because it is humbling to know that there are people out there that care enough to vote for and support me. And I thank Vanek for running a great race. Hopefully, in the future, people will follow our example and have mutual respect for each other when they run for CP. And I thank Oblige for taking my well intentioned trolling of him with grace. Except for the avatar thing, I am DEAD serious about that. And I ask for all of you to vote V for Victory on election day.

And be happy America. We all won.

Yours forever in service,
Jefferson Locke

 

Comments

Lord.Darcia
Lord.Darcia Day 1,930, 21:14

V for vivacious voting for Vanek... and this article.

DMV3
DMV3 Day 1,931, 20:19

Nominate America's turrible elitists:

http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/nominate-your-least-favorite-turrible-elitist--2223005/1/20

Let your voice be heard!

Bia Pandora
Bia Pandora Day 1,930, 21:47

Very nice article. I LOL'd my ass off at the oblige avatar thing, good writing!

I hope to see you have a shot in the future.

Clint Carmel
Clint Carmel Day 1,931, 19:33

He really does seem to hate that avatar.

Tiamati
Tiamati Day 1,930, 21:48

A wise and fair choice; fear not, your day in the big chair will eventually come in the months that follow...

Vanek will continue the good fight and will bring his firm grasp of eInternational Politics to the office which will benefit eAmerica as a whole.

Vanek26
Vanek26 Day 1,930, 22:08

Oblige bashing is the national sport.

Love you Oblige!

Tenshibo
Tenshibo Day 1,930, 22:18

Luckily for you JLo, I already planned on voting for Vanek

Lemon Vodka
Lemon Vodka Day 1,931, 00:17

Great showing, hope you put up as much if not more work into your next campaign.

Suzuki Ryosuke
Suzuki Ryosuke Day 1,931, 01:21

Now you think you are trolling loser???

Next time make better selections on your cabinet members!

FAIL!

SinaAria
SinaAria Day 1,931, 04:53

What?

Jefferson Locke
Jefferson Locke Day 1,931, 05:03

Don't feed the troll.

Suzuki Ryosuke
Suzuki Ryosuke Day 1,931, 14:10

Losers gonna lose!
Period!

SinaAria
SinaAria Day 1,931, 14:14

Is that why Ajay keeps losing?

Tyrannocopters
Tyrannocopters Day 1,931, 01:53

o7 Locke

ElvenCRO
ElvenCRO Day 1,931, 02:31

I hope you'll have better luck next time JLo. o7
V for vote and for Vanek!

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 1,931, 06:47

Too bad Vanek is another puppet of a long line of puppets....

weasel2
weasel2 Day 1,931, 07:34

You ever talk to him? You ever see him in action?

Chance Harrison
Chance Harrison Day 1,931, 09:00

Yes and yes.

Syz2
Syz2 Day 1,931, 06:49

Great article!
I agree that the nation would have been in good hands either way.

Leadstar
Leadstar Day 1,931, 07:34

Hello, is somebody here from Wasington , California or Florida ?

ligtreb
ligtreb Day 1,931, 07:41

Well said, Jefferson. Hope you get to win in the future at some point.

Thanks for writing this and vote Vanek!

Kortanul
Kortanul Day 1,931, 09:45

But he did win this time, he even says so. Who needs multiple wins?

vergolian
vergolian Day 1,931, 07:48

Nice work J Lo. I've backed you all the way because you are a kind and decent fellow to all players - a stellar act for others to follow.

Winter Night
Winter Night Day 1,931, 09:03

"But in reality, I’m pretty happy. Because I didn’t lose. I won."

That's a great way to spin it. If you won like you just did every time you competed in life, you would be some "winner."

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 1,931, 14:11

Voice of experience here.

Winter Night
Winter Night Day 1,932, 09:07

I want to see Squirty compete. I bet he could do well enough to get the Unity vote. We just gotta be careful not to offend him since he'll waste his time asking for apologies and accusing you of being rude to him. xD

Suzuki Ryosuke Day 1,931, 15:10

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Clint Carmel
Clint Carmel Day 1,931, 19:36

I think he means that the only way to get better at chess is to keep playing people who can always beat you. If you always win from the first day you start chess, you are not ever going to improve your game.

Winter Night
Winter Night Day 1,932, 09:08

Fair enough Clint, I like that explanation. ; )

Nektari0s
Nektari0s Day 1,931, 09:18

V for Victory!

emdoublegee
emdoublegee Day 1,931, 10:19

Nice article, V for victory!

Simulare
Simulare Day 1,931, 13:00

I wish you had stayed in. Vanek probably still would have won but it would be nice to have another option. Fear should not be the critical path in determining who gets to earn the little medal.

Cubby
Cubby Day 1,931, 16:52

class act

Candor
Candor Day 1,931, 18:41

No vote for Unity process, but V for JLo.

Class, good work.

Clint Carmel
Clint Carmel Day 1,931, 19:40

A concession speech that is full of poise and grace.

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,931, 20:01

Proud of you JLo

Simulare
Simulare Day 1,932, 23:17

Read as, "glad you quit so that we didn't have to call you a traitor or enemy of the state and destroy you in the press for not playing the game by our rules"

Indeed, a very brave retreat.

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,933, 06:24

So you read everything through a lens of 'crazy conspiracy theory.' Got it.

Simulare
Simulare Day 1,933, 07:15

Good one, idiot. Show me one instance where a person has ever been able to deviate from your unity elections without being labeled as a traitor or marginalized as a conspiracy theorist. You know full well that had Locke decided to continue with his candidacy you would not be giving him props for his grace. You'd be calling him a traitor and would blame him for handing the country over to AFA. Tell me I'm wrong. Please. Tell me that you'd have been perfectly fine with Locke remaining in the election and that no one would have said anything negative about it.

 
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