It is nice to have friends and when you are running for political office and even more so if they are important, well known people in the community.
The candidate we are supporting for mayor of Danville, Hugh Coomer, has such friends.
But, as I knock on doors asking support for my candidate I am impressed by the number of ordinary people, whom I did not know, indeed had never met, who know Hugh. It is almost as if trying to give them a sales pitch is completely unnecessary. These are a few of the comments I heard on my walks through the neighborhoods.
"Known him all my life, a fine guy, will do a good job."
"Knew his father (and his grandfather) when they ran the store, wonderful family."
"Would not vote for any anyone else."
"Sold me my house, could not ask for a better person to do business with."