Thursday, February 7, 2008

My Friend Mitt, Thank You

In case you missed this, I consider this suspension of campaign by Mitt Romney a practical and honorable decision and, although I am extremely disappointed, I couldn't feel prouder. Over these last few months I have had such hope, such excitement over Mitt Romney running for President, and yet also such stress and concern. I feel a strange sense of relief for myself and everyone involved. A good feeling that they did all they could.
...And with this comes a optimistic dream for the future (Mitt 2012!)

Since he will still be on the ballot for the primaries, he has my vote. As for November, I'm sure trying to be okay with McCain, we'll see. For now, Thank you Mitt, Ann and Family. All that you have done for the cause of America has not been in vain. Your voice has been heard and I am happy to have had someone share my values publicly. Thank you Mitt, it's a miracle to me that you have been able to remain steadfast under such trying circumstances.

"The attack on faith and religion is no less relentless. And tolerance for pornography – even celebration of it – and sexual promiscuity, combined with the twisted incentives of government welfare programs have led to today's grim realities: 68% of African American children are born out-of-wedlock, 45% of Hispanic children, and 25% of White children. How much harder it is for these children to succeed in school and in life. A nation built on the principles of the Founding Fathers cannot long stand when its children are raised without fathers in the home.

The development of a child is enhanced by having a mother and father. Such a family is the ideal for the future of the child and for the strength of a nation. I wonder how it is that unelected judges, like some in my state of Massachusetts, are so unaware of this reality, so oblivious to the millennia of recorded history. It is time for the people of America to fortify marriage through Constitutional amendment, so that liberal judges cannot continue to attack it." (Governor Mitt Romney Addresses CPAC Fabruary 7, 2008)


Eugene Lakes said...

Enjoyed hearing all your good news, didn't enjoy the bad news, but empathized with your frustrating experiences and rejoiced with your missionary news. All the pictures and slides are immensely! enjoyable. Thanks and love you.

JAMIE COOK~ said...

I am glad you are taking the high road. I could not be more dissapointed and upset. Ignorance is not a good thing AMERICA. When are people going to try and see an honest person for what they are worth? Go MITT! I still will hope someday!

Sally said...

Amen, Sara! I guess we have 9 long months to figure out who the heck we're gonna vote for in the National election!

The Dutkiewicz Family said...

There is no doubt who I'm voting for in November, and it's John McCain (assuming he clinches the nomination here in a few weeks).

I could not despise a politician more than I despise John McCain. But I despise Hillary's or Obama's politics and policies more than I despise the politician, John McCain.

Yes, he is barely a Republican, but when your first choice is gone, the man who could articulate real solutions to real problems, then at the end of the day, what's the most important thing in life? Well, "my friends", it's life itself. A vote for the Dems or an ineffective write in campaign is a vote that surely encourages this sad American holocaust we call abortion. John McCain is pro-life and will certainly nominate pro-life Supreme Court Justices. I take a comfort in that.

Could I, could you, could we face the Lord and say, "No, I did not use my vote to try and stop the murder of hundreds of thousands of your children because I was mad that John McCain was too soft on the illegals?

I couldn't. I just couldn't. So as Robert McCain says, I'll just have to "hold my nose and vote for John McCain."


H-less E-less said...

Dutkiewicz (and others),
It really is a hard thing to vote at all if you consider that we are held responsible for what the candidate believes and does. We can hardly know the core of these people through politicianing media coverage.
Unfortunately, I could see someone flipping your same argument to defend bringing home troops from Iraq.
I have a trust issue with McCain, I do not feel like he is a man of his word. I saw at least 3 times when he was lying flat out to me (through the television, and there was no denying the facts). Having said that I can hardly comprehend anyone being Pro-abortion. I find it to be one of the most abominable, cowardly, and cruel human acts on earth. And I can't imagine having a leader who accepts it.

Yet what a gift that McCain would get nominated by a whole bunch of republicans purely on the basis that he is pro-life. Something seems so valiant in that, and yet wrong at the same time.

When it comes down to it, I feel I'll vote McCain, but I need to just let myseld have sometime stewing. So it's the lesser of two evils, someone who I feel I can trust but who is pro-abortion vs. someone I feel I can't trust who is pro- life. Yet here I go...If he can't be trusted, can his principles?

I might consider crazy, far-out on some of his ideas, Ron Paul if he runs as an independent because he has never lied to me and is very pro-lfe. I know it would just be a spoiler, he has no chance, but I'm having a hard time thinking of voting for one of the others.

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JAMIE COOK~ said...

as you know, i am all for voting...but if you truly aren't beleiveing in anyone? Is it wrong to vote with a PARTY just cause of the party? Is it wrong to vote with them cause of just one thing you agree with and you are so programmed to go against everything else?

I still cannot believe AMERICA and the sheer ignorance and stupidity. I might write in my vote---i think that is a statement of its own

Kelly N. said...

Just vote for Obama. Come on, he has the Oprah factor. ;)
Just kidding. It's sad, but on the other hand, you gotta wonder how many people learned more about our church because of him. He paved the way for another mormon candidate in the future.

Brianne and Jarod Stewart said...

For the soul fact that we will be electing radical supreme justices by voting for Obama or Clinton, I have to say that vote will go to MCCAIN. Ugh..I dry heave just thinking about it, but our AMERICA will be in BIG TROUBLE if we have a democratic nominee win the election. There are at least 2 justices waiting for a Democrat to become president, and we all know what new liberal justices will lead to...

Sara, I am totally with you when you say that you don't trust MCCAIN. I don't either, but I do believe that he will choose more conservative justices than our democrat "friends." I love that you are so passionate about this! Isn't it amazing how our priorities and interests change as we become young adults with families?

Thanks for saying a lot of what I can't seem to put into words. You are so talented!

The Dutkiewicz Family said...

Is it wrong also to be relieved that Mitt lost? I read way too many comments after articles that ripped our church to shreds. It hurt my feelings sometimes. Once, I saw someone print the text to certain things are very sacred to us.

While I think that the church did get a lot of good publicity during his run, we got a lot of mean publicity too. Part of me is happy that he lost, albeit a small part.

And while I will vote for McCain, I am pretty sure he will lose. Mitt taught us well: You can beat the democrats by acting like one.

Now I guess I'll have to starting posting more about my family!


H-less E-less said...

That's exactly why I have felt so relieved. Honestly the past few weeks, as I've been obsessed with the campaigning, I have felt a lot of negativity.The day that Romney suspended his campaign there was sa flood of positive media coverage, as though now they can say how great he is since he is no longer a threat. I felt so much better, sad that America isn't ready for such a good leader, but so much better knowing that my religion wouldn't be sandblasted so directly. I wanted to be informed so that I could do my part to defend the church, but sometimes you need to have a moment to sit down and sharpen your sword, or readjust your armor before you go back into battle.
I have found this web site and article to show exactly what it is we have been experiencing with "A Mormon running for President"