Looks like Sarah Palin is going to be John McCain’s VP Nominee.
First of all, kudos to the McCain organization for a masterful handling of the Veep build up. To hold it close until hours before is an amazing thing.
This also means that for now, our job here is done. *SIGH*
We will probably be working on this site in the future to improve its archiving capacity, this has been an important issue and it is important for it to be properly recorded. We would ask for our readers to provide us with some input in that department – let us know what you think was our best work and most worth preserving. Let us know who you think were the heroes and villains in the story we have followed here.
And of course, should Mitt Romney, or any other Mormon politician return to this level of national prominence I am fairly confident we will be back.
Some Comments On The Palin Pick . . .
Really, the only thing she brings to the table is her gender, but she also does no harm. She is safe with a possible bump from disaffected Hillary lovers, that’s about it. At this point the Republican ticket lives and dies on John McCain and John McCain alone.
To our Romney loving friends . . .
There has been a lot of talk of “Romney or I am not voting for McCain.” Please, that is just petulant. This is not the ticket any of us wanted, but it is the ticket we have, an abstention, an independent vote, or, please no, an Obama vote is a losing vote. Take a few days here, mourn a bit, and then get busy. McCain may not be everything we want, but Obama will spell a serious problem for the nation – we can ill afford it.
To my new Mormon friends . . .
Thank you, you have been gracious, generous and wonderful people. I look forward to continued friendships.
To Hugh Hewitt . . .
It was all your idea – THANKS!
To the Romney family and organization . . .
The classiest. Nothing more need be said.
To Lowell . . .
Words fail. Heck of a partnership. I hope for future adventures. Seriously, it is difficult to contemplate the days without our somewhat constant IM chatter.
Where from here?
Well, I will still be at Blogotional, but that is in no way a political blog. It has been suggested (Hugh again) that I start up JohnSchroeder.com, and I am giving that serious thought, but find it hard to believe that apart from this issue anyone really cares that much about what I think, so for now it is just churning in the mental pot. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
God’s richest blessings to all that have turned to these pages.
Amen to all that John said. I’ll probably post something longer, later, but we will not be posting every day here. I will miss that. But I do want to focus on what I have gained, not what I am losing:
- A good friend in John Schroeder. An open-minded, kind and thoughtful man who has taught me much.
- An understanding of orthodox Christianity that I never dreamed of having before.
- A deep appreciation of that same tradition.
- An abiding affection for, and gratitude to, Mitt Romney and his family.
It has been a great ride. I know little about Sarah Palin, but she seems to be an American that religious conservatives can get behind and be proud of. And yes, I intend to vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin, and I will do so enthusiastically and with a smile on my face.
We are not disappearing. I’ve got some additional thoughts here, and we’ll be back with still further thoughts now and then. Until that time, our Heavenly Father’s choicest blessings to all our wonderful readers.