I only used the word dope because it rimed. If you would have read the rest of the post you would have seen that I not only supported Sandy Pope, but I did so at the 2000 and 2005 convention. When a group of 705 members went to NY during 705 contract negotiations, to protest yrc actions, I was present. Sandy Pope supported us. I was trying to make the point that without a slate it is almost impossible to get elected. If you do, it will be impossible to accomplish anything without any support. I worked in to oust corrupt 705 leaders since 1992 (Jerry Zero) and restore the 2nd largest local within the teamsters to its members. You a senior member and I'm a junior.