And you know, part of the reasons that I think I've stayed sane in what has been this remarkable journey, and you've known me a long time and I think you'd confirm that I'm pretty much the same guy as I was when we started this thing. And it -- it made me realize that to the extent that I had been successful, it wasn't about me.
What they'd say is, you seem like a great young man and you're gonna do great things, it's just it's not your turn yet.And so, I do take a lot of pride in the fact that overall, this place never got cynical over the eight years. Let me take you back because what I was thinking about last night as I was thinking about this conversation was how remarkable your personal journey has been.I -- I sort of got to jump on the train and we -- we had this trip together, but you know, when I think back to -- I always love that story about after you lost your congressional race by what, the narrow margin of 30 points or something... So -- so, I just got thumped in a congressional race and the truth is that it was a great experience for me. The one thing I always explain to people is although, I -- I've -- I'm proud that I have tried to conduct myself in office to do what I think is right rather than what is popular, I always tell people don't underestimate the public humiliation of losing in politics. So I have to I think make a couple of calls to engineer somehow renting this car and I get to the hotel where my friend is ready to go and we go over to the convention and they give me the pass that is -- basically only allows you to be in the halls, like the ring around the auditorium.But knowing that that phase is coming to an end -- they'll stay my friends for life.Some of them, I'll collaborate with, like you, on various things in the future. One is talking about my daughters or seeing my daughters and the second is my team.You got back from Hawaii, you're about to make the decision to run, you come in unannounced and we talked for a long time.