Mr. Davis appeared to like this idea and assured me that he would participate. But when I followed up with him after taking office, I did not hear back. I contacted him with constituent matters, and still I did not hear back. As months passed, it finally occurred to me that Mr. Davis wasn’t simply busy or temporarily neglectful. Instead, he genuinely did not intend to follow through. In fact, after our initial meeting, I never once received a reply to an official communication from my office.