I read with great interest of your encounter with Linda Blackmon. I’d like to share my experience when I first met her.
I’d moved from Newberry to Lancaster in ‘02. I was doing yard work in our front yard when this woman approached. She handed me a card which said she was seeking political office. I was busy, but I did stop to speak to her. Her conversation rambled on and on, and after an interminable and wasted time, I told her I needed to get back to work, and I walked away from her.