I think back to another time in my life, a school election in which advertisement and audacity were crucial. I’ve written about this election, and my close friend Richard White, in my first book, Danger Close:
After all these years, Richard and I remain very close friends, and we still laugh about Bill Gurley and a long list of other escapades that we pulled off, often through sheer audacity.
Robert Fulghum once wrote: “All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten”
In that light, William A. Gurley taught me in high school everything I need to know about a Presidential election. The lessons of advertisement and repetition were the most obvious. But the most crucial lesson was in the virtue of audacity.