Enjoy some post-election humor!
I just found this infographic pinned on Pinterest by my friend Marnie Pehrson. I don’t necessarily agree with everything, but there are some good points listed.
I am posting it here because I really would like to invite people to have a dialogue regarding their thoughts, no matter which candidate they prefer. There are good and bad points about both and I am interested in hearing how everyone feels. Please invite your friends by clicking the social media links below the post. Let’s see how many comments we get!
Click on the graphic for a larger view (will open in a new window):
All day I have struggled with what to write as my thoughts and feelings have swirled around the political landscape. I promised yesterday to share my observation of a Romney discussion site. I will put that off until tomorrow and instead offer this tribute to Mitt.
After working far harder than any other ex-political candidate for the campaign of John McCain, the thing I feared and shared with our readers here has happened. Mitt was courted, vetted, used and up until Friday morning, left hanging as to the VP position. It was a brilliant move on McCain’s part. His hatred for Mitt was too deep to over come. Being the true maverick, he flouted the party choice and the advise of his experts. He got what he needed from Mitt; twenty million in fund raising and Mitt urging his supporters to back McCain. Then he walked away. This is what he will do with his promises to America if he becomes president, especially things close to his heart like the border issue.
Romney has handled the snub with class but tonight, as he was shuffled to a non-prime time slot before Huckabee, I was able to see that the barbs found their mark. He put on a brave face but his confidence has been shaken. He was not the same ole Mitt. It took him awhile to get rolling and although he did a beautiful job, I sensed the bruises. It had to be hard to face the fact that being a Mormon could bring so much abuse.
As I watched Huckabee speak, I could sense his elation. His speech did not center around John McCain as much as Mitt’s had. Huckabee slipped in jabs about politicians who had been born with a silver spoon in their mouth and could not relate to every day Americans as he could. He could not leave Mitt alone even at the McCain convention.
Last of all, I want to publicly say to Governor Romney, that it isn’t the hatred of Mormons that has brought about the enmity between you and those you ran against, it is envy. Those men cannot bear to be near a man who outshines them at every turn and in every way. It is your noble character that energizes so many Americans and makes the media and corrupt politicians gnash their teeth. While I do not agree with you on every issue, your integrity is why I supported you and why I hope you will run in 2012. Good luck.
Clinton’s non-exit: Senator Selfish schemes
AFTER LOSING the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton might have called Mitt Romney. When he lost the Republican nomination, the former Massachusetts governor gave a classy and graceful speech conceding his loss, commending Sen. John McCain on his victory, and sending the clear message that the party’s future is more important than his own hurt feelings.
The best word to describe Sen. Clinton’s non-concession concession speech is “Clintonian.” In her tacky and self-centered address, she did not even concede. Instead, she reiterated her case for claiming the nomination. Rather than urge her supporters to unify the party and support the nominee, Sen. Clinton gave the distinct impression that she was plotting to take the nomination at the convention.
Sen. Barack Obama lavished Sen. Clinton with gracious praise Tuesday night. But no amount of praise will be enough to quench Clinton’s burning ambition. Between now and the convention, Sen. Obama ought to watch his back. Bubba Brutus might just be lurking with a metaphorical knife, awaiting the right time.
Guest Blog by Sharon Anderson
(CNN) — At Wednesday night’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in ., former Republican presidential candidate gave his “Top 10 Reasons for Dropping Out of the Race”:
10. There weren’t as many Osmonds as I thought.
9. I got tired of corkscrew landings under sniper fire.
8. As a lifelong hunter, I didn’t want to miss the start of the varmint season.
7. There wasn’t room for two Christian leaders.
6. I was upset that no one had bothered to search my passport files.
5. I needed an excuse to get fat, grow a beard and win the .
4. I took a bad fall at a campaign rally and broke my hair.
3. I wanted to finally take off that dark suit and tie, and kick back in a light-colored suit and tie.
2. Once my wife Ann realized I couldn’t win, my fundraising dried up.
1. There was a miscalculation in our theory: “As goes, so goes the nation.”
This video was also on the Committed to Romney site, so I wasn’t going to post it. However, this fits our recent discussion so well that I decided to include it here:
After flip-flopping results, Romney came out on top in my own state of Minnesota. I moved here last year from Tennessee, so this was my first experience with the caucus system. In our precinct with 38 people in attendance, Romney received 15 votes while Ron Paul came in second with 11 votes. One of the Ron Paul supporters had access to the internet while we were there, so he was able to keep tabs on how the front-runner kept changing.
Romney placed well ahead of the other candidates. When I attended the get-together with Ann Romney on Sunday, I could see that Romney had a well-organized group of Minnesotans in his corner and their hard work has obviously paid off. Congratulations to all involved!
An additional note on the Ron Paul supporters at my caucus. They were obviously the most well-informed participants in the night’s activities. They came prepared with copies of rules and procedures and kept a hawk-like eye to make sure everything ran correctly.
Fortunately, we only had one McCain supporter, and no Huckabee ones.
Now to sleep and prepare for the aftermath tomorrow. Good night all, and God bless us!
Sharon Anderson put this link on a comment under “Sharing the Eve of Super Tuesday,” but it is important enough to be included in its own entry. We need a president who will stand up for our nation’s sovereignty.
It takes a lot of guts to stand up to “the Establishment” on any issue. Hopefully Mitt didn’t just seal his fate with his position. Even so, he is willing to go out on a limb for what he believes and I respect him for that.
I had the privilege of meeting Ann Romney this afternoon at the home of Curtis and Stacey Marks. She spoke for about fifteen minutes and then spent time meeting people and getting pictures taken with them. The most important thing I took from her words is that even if Mitt Romney does not do well on Super Tuesday, that does not mean the end of his candidacy. He has a well-formulated plan and continues to share it at a break-neck pace. They are pleased to see the improvement in the poll numbers and they will continue to fight for the nomination.
Mrs. Romney looked wonderful, despite the hectic schedule she is under. She is well-poised and articulate, and Mitt must be very proud of her. She was not able to stay long as she had to catch a flight, but I am grateful for the chance I had to speak with her. I told her about our blog and what we hope to accomplish. Mitt’s campaign manager has the information as well as several of the Romney supporters in attendance at the meet-and-greet. Hopefully we will see our numbers continue to grow as our efforts to unify our country sweep throughout the nation.
Sean Hannity announced on his radio show this afternoon that he will vote for Governor Mitt Romney in the New York primary. He indicated that he knew Romney’s chances of winning were not great, but the person who most represents his conservative beliefs at this moment is Mitt Romney. Sean says that it is not his job to convince people who to vote for, but rather to tell the truth as he sees it. In the midst of so many liberal Republicrats endorsing McCain, I am glad to have a major voice in favor of Mitt. Yea, Sean!