But it’s a pretty respectable last place: within 100 votes of both Hugh Hewitt and Mary Katharine Ham, in a contest where the top vote-getter received 5780 votes. This way, I can console myself with the thought that, if I had annoyingly flogged the contest every day (as I did in some previous years), I might have scratched my way into 8th place. That’s a lot better than if I had campaigned hard, and still ended up in last place.
I have truly learned one of life’s great lessons, as articulated by Homer Simpson:
You tried your best and failed miserably. The lesson is: never try.
Thanks to all who voted.