Bob Waldrop is running for mayor of Oklahoma City.
He’s not going to win. I know this because he has all the qualities that disqualify a person from holding public office in this country: common sense, integrity, and an heart for the poor.
Bob is one of the few people I’ve ever met who I am convinced is a saint. By that, I don’t mean he’s sweet and loveable (though he is) or that he loves bunnies and puppies and rainbows and daisies (though he may), or that he has the patience of Job (though I suspect, given his vocation, that he does). I mean he is a walking, talking example of the spirit of St. Francis, St. Augustine, Mother Teresa, and so many other real saints.
So, go read his campaign site, and while you’re at it, go check out justpeace.org as well. It’s a wellspring of good information. And if you have way too much money for your own good, send some of it to the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma City, which is where you can find Bob most days of the week, working for the poor and doing what he can to proclaim the good news.