Over the years, we have seen hundreds upon hundreds of candidates for political office who get their names on the ballot for offices big and small, and end up getting walloped on election day.
And, very often, those candidates are never heard from again. Maybe out of embarrassment at their poor showing. Maybe because they find that campaigning is too hard and not worth the effort. Or maybe just don’t see any way to avoid being walloped again.
Rob Richardson, the labor lawyer and former chairman of the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees, is not among them.