I got such a nice reply to “What do you think?”
from the niece I wrote it for.
Thank you for that beautiful answer!
This one was something I’d not considered:
“In particular, I believe they aren’t safe having that much power if they do not know for real that they ultimately answer not just to the voters, but also to God Almighty.”
My dad has always said, “If you want to know the true heart of a man, give him a little power” and “Losing doesn’t build character, it displays it.”
BTW, her dad is the brother in Quoting Red October.
I guess those values are shared among the siblings and have been passed on! Very interesting, thanks for such a beautiful, thoughtful response!
It struck me that she quoted “Losing doesn’t build character …” today of all days.
Our dad was a coach. A really good coach. Not just a winning coach, but a man who instilled good values in his players. And his numerous kids, who clearly quoted him to THEIR kids. 🙂
Radio reception at my house is terrible (too many hills), but I figured out how to listen to Conservative talk radio through my computer via http://tunein.com/radio/Conservative-c57917/.
My jewelry beading station is right next to my computer, so I expect I’ll get a LOT of jewelry made this campaign season LOL.
Anyway, I listened to the Florida primary coverage yesterday evening after the polls closed. Lots of pundits had an array of factoids about demographics and opinions about what it all may or may not mean for the future. All interesting.
But the ONE thing that jumped out at me above all else was that
Newt did NOT call Mitt to congratulate him on winning Florida.
Mitt did call Newt to congratulate him on winning South Carolina.
I really respect my brother’s opinion, so his concerns about Newt’s ego rang a loud bell.
Bro is an historian and a good one. I only vaguely know what the Warren Commission is. He can talk about it for hours without notes. He didn’t just pay attention during the Reagan Revolution. He was teaching it as it happened. (And if you think being a Conservative teaching American History and Economics in a public school is easy, think again.)
I heard the bell, but I still liked Gingrich more than Romney.
I’ve been praying all week that God’s perfect will would be accomplished. So I listened to the primary coverage more to hear what happened, than to find out if “my” guy won.
Obviously, he did not. But I was less concerned with that … only a small percentage of the electoral votes are assigned, after all … than with the fact that Newt was not gracious in defeat.
I don’t care how your opponent behaved during the competition. If you are gracious about losing, you win.
Besides, we already have a petty little worm in the White House.
We’ve seen how he treated Governors Jindal and Brewer on the tarmac.
I do NOT want a Republican president who acts like that!
I have no idea what my dance card will look like in coming weeks. I fully intend to give my top 3 guys lots of attention and am most grateful to Mafia Rose (and anyone else) who adds to the candidate pages here. The videos and articles are very, very welcome.
As always, I hope and pray the tone of our discussion here at PoliNation will continue to reflect not just our opinions, but also our respect for others. This is a great community! Visiting the garden is the highlight of every day.