Damn I am proud to be associated in any way with Steve Newton...
From a year ago :
I really wish you would run for office, Steve. I believe you could really bring real hope of real change with the type of intellectual and political honesty, absent hubris and self-aggrandizement, for which so many people still thirst these days.
I think you could offer excellent public leadership, free of political careerism, cronyism, and patronage or partisan interest, while consistent in offering constructive ideas, measured action, and specific realizable alternatives to runaway illicit and/or ill-conceived state powers, no matter at what level or of what variety.