October, we walked Roseville precincts as volunteers for Charlie
Brown. Running against an entrenched incumbent with seemingly limitless
campaign funds, Charlie's supporters knew it was a long shot, but
we took heart as the gap in poll results narrowed.
An October 23rd Tahoe Daily Tribune editorial
endorsing Charlie concluded with, "Despite the glib picture
Mr. Doolittle likes to paint out of desperation, this Congressional
race is not between liberals and conservatives. In fact, politics
isn't really what's at stake. This election is about right vs. wrong,
abuse of power, leading with integrity, protecting the earth, protecting
the country and living within our means. For that Charlie Brown
has our vote on Nov. 7."
Not enough people in the 4th District agreed
with this assessment, and Charlie narrowly lost.