Monday, August 18, 2008
Will You Be Watching?
I hope everyone who plans to vote for a President this November will tune in to both the Democratic and Republican conventions in the upcoming weeks. The Democratic convention begins August 25th; the Republican, September 1st.
And I'd like you to do your best to put aside all the rumor, gossip, innuendo and pundit spinning you've been hearing for months and try to view these two candidates and their families and running mates with a fresh pair of eyes, ears, hearts and senses. So much of what's out there has muddied the realities of who these two people are. In the next two weeks we'll be able to see and hear what the candidates themselves envision for the next four to eight years under their leadership.
Watch for what feels right, and for what feels wrong. Trust your gut. Don't watch the spin-meisters afterward. It's your country. Do what you honestly feel is in its best interests.
Watch as though the future of the world depended on YOUR vote alone this coming November. In a close race, it may come down to single digits -- don't think for a single moment that YOUR vote doesn't count.
I have faith in you, and faith in America. Find the candidate you can have faith in, and work hard for his election until November. Then and only then can you say you did all you could as an American to put it on the right track for the next decade and beyond.
This is the most important thing you can do for your country this year. Please don't take it lightly.
God bless you -- and God bless America and the world...