Thursday, December 12 2013, 12:07 PM MST
Web Exclusive: Political Future
Is there a political future for Richard Paul Evans? Shauna Lake finds out.
SHAUNA LAKE: Do you see a political future for yourself?
RICHARD PAUL EVANS: I hope not. I mean every time there’s a governor’s race, my name gets thrown in there. At one time, I thought I would run for governor someday. I really don’t want to. My wife has told me she would leave me if I do, and I’ve run enough campaigns to know that if the wife’s not involved, they’ll lose. You can’t do it without your wife involved, and I don’t think Keri could be involved. It’s not her. So I told her, she goes why would you like to do that? And I go, I wouldn’t want to do that. But if I felt called to do it, if I felt like my state, my children, my grandchildren needed it, then who am I to say no? And I know that sounds really trite…I used to write that kind of junk for candidates. Now I realize that it’s actually true because you get to that age where you’re like, you know what I’m fine. I just turned fifty this year. I can retire, I can disappear, but my children and my grandchildren can’t. What kind of world are they going to have? Then all of a sudden when these beautiful beans come you begin to really work.
SHAUNA LAKE: You think about Sam’s life in 20 years, 30 years down the road.
RICHARD PAUL EVANS: Exactly. What is he going to be facing, and if I’m not willing to do battle, who will?
(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group.)