Wrangler News contributor Adam
Schifter reported on the write-in
candidacy of Corona del Sol senior
Derek Lull in Tempe’s mayoral
Maybe it was unrealistic for us to
think that a civic leader, perhaps
even one of our elected
office-holders, might see Derek’s
aspirations as evidence that some
young people still have faith in the
political system on which our
community, and our nation, is built.
It would have been a perfect
opportunity, it seems to us, to
publicly congratulate this young man
for ignoring the predictable outcome
of a campaign he surely knows has
little chance of succeeding.
Although no such lauditory messages
have arrived so far, one would hope
that Derek and other young men and
women like him will continue to
strive for goals that even they
realize may be unobtainable.
Indeed, many difficult challenges
lie ahead for all of us, and it is
comforting to know that there are
Derek Lulls ready to confront them —
even when the chances for success
seem out of reach.
So we say: