The dust has settled. I’m getting my required background check and fingerprinting to join the Board of Education. But I wanted to send out one final post. Kind of a retrospective, behind-the-scenes look at the journey. Here are 5 moments that I think were deeply significant. 1) The launch of VoteCartella.com I spent the first … Continue reading 5 Pivotal Moments in the Campaign
4 Observations and a Musical Interlude
Running for office has been like a giant puzzle that I’m trying to solve and resolve every day. My head is always turning it over and looking at it from different angles. It’s super interesting, but sometimes hard to shut off when I want to get some sleep.
#SlayTeam for the Win
Months ago, before this election was even on the radar, Shani and I made plans to go to Cincinnati this weekend. We were having a reunion with her college friends (who are my friends too, for the record). But then suddenly we realized that Cincinnati Weekend was same weekend as the Fall Festival. Which is … Continue reading #SlayTeam for the Win
The plan for Saturday night was to have a date. Shani was getting back from Boston. I made a big pot of minestrone soup. We were going to open a bottle of wine, put our phones away, and hang out. But Shani came in like a hurricane. “So many people are texting me that they … Continue reading Rain Date
So anyways…this morning I got up at 4:15, made a whole pot of coffee, sat on the couch with the dog on my legs, and took a step back to breathe.
Vote for Books!
WARNING: Long, book-nerdy post to follow. But the short version: “VOTE FOR MIKE NUCKOLS IF YOU LOVE BOOKS!” This morning I was invited to speak before the Haddonfield Public Library Board of Trustees, which was an invitation that meant a lot to me personally. I let them know where I stand as a candidate. I’m … Continue reading Vote for Books!
With Gratitude to the Parents of Kids with Special Needs
Last night I received the best contribution yet to my campaign. Some members of the Special Needs Community in Haddonfield organized an event for me last night.
3 Key Issues and Where I Stand
If we don’t act, we’re eventually going to have classes taught in trailers and dozens of kids told they can’t participate in sports. And that’s the last thing we want.
Confrontation on the Campaign Trail
IMPORTANT NOTE: The conversation below is paraphrased. These are not exact quotes. You’ll see why that’s important soon. But I did have two volunteers right there watching, so I feel confident in saying the gist of it is accurate.
Haddonfield: 6 Observations
I've had some shockingly awkward conversations asking people to help on my campaign. I'm talking friends I've known for 15 years and the calls are a mess.
Why I Think Warren Failed
So our candidate of choice is out, which is a bummer. And there is a lot of speculation as to why Elizabeth Warren’s campaign didn’t succeed. I’d like to throw out my own theory why: He messaging was terrible. OK, stay with me; I’ll explain. But before I do, let me start by saying that … Continue reading Why I Think Warren Failed
Derek Jeter and Elizabeth Warren
This Saturday, Alex and I went and did some phone banking for Elizabeth Warren. I posted some images of us on Facebook, and my friend, Hal, made a really insightful comment: And I think he's definitely right. I think Warren is very likely out of it. Which brings me to Derek Jeter. One of the … Continue reading Derek Jeter and Elizabeth Warren