I haven't posted since the election, 3 weeks ago tonight. But it's been a HUGE part of my life and the month is nearly over so it's time to say a few words. When my children or grandchildren read this blog someday, I want you to know how deeply I cared about the Presidential Election of 2012. Romney/Ryan vs. Obama/Biden.
I put my heart and soul, my prayers, my unwavering attention, and a large chunk of time and emotional energy watching the debates and news coverage, reading all the op-eds, and pouring over the polls for the last 2 years. I'm not sorry; I learned so much! And though the end result is so disappointing, I'm still enormously proud of all those Americans who supported Mitt Romney for President and stood up for conservative values and freedom. That makes me feel hopeful for the future.
I love my country. I'm proud to be a citizen. I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to vote and make my voice heard. We lost. Not just the Republican ticket and my party....all of America lost that night. I read something that expresses how I feel now. It's been copied and pasted so many times and I'm not sure who first wrote it:
This is a thank you note to a good man.
Thank you for turning aside from a life of ease and security to run for the presidency against an incumbent.
Thank you for enduring the slander of you, your family, and your faith perpetrated by a criminally negligent media.
Thank you for calling things such as terrorism by their right name.
Thank for selecting Paul Ryan as vice presidential running mate.
Thank you — and your lovely wife — for demonstrating true love.
Thank you for handling yourself with grace and equanimity in every situation.
Thank you for your patriotism.
Thank you for believing in America.
It was a valiant effort and I'll always be grateful for honest people with pure hearts who want to serve our country and make it a better place.