I am sorry I have to give this speech.
I am sorry I am not the kind of man you hope to vote for.
I made mistakes when I was younger;
to those who my mistakes harmed,
if my apology wasn’t enough
or if it never came, I’m sorry.
I apologize for those people who will make your troubles theirs,
not out of empathy, but because party lines
have placed you in the crossfire.
I am sorry that in my pursuit of an office