High School Prom! For some of you its a recent memory and you can still picture your date for the evening and the new dress or tux you rented for the big day. Perhaps the night was magical and you are still with that person, maybe even married with children.
Not so much for Uncle Larry! I graduated from High School in 1963 and all I can remember about the prom is my date never spoke to me again afterward. She and her friends treated me like I had small pox for the rest of high school. Go figure! I’m guessing that somewhat like the field of Republican Candidates we choose from here today in Florida she was disappointed with her choice and lived to regret going out with the fat, red-headed kid.
In retrospect she may wish she had waited for Tom or Bill or Sue to ask her to go and she committed too early.
I know how the girl feels. Back in 2008 I was tired of Dick Cheney and I voted for “change.” How’s that working out for us? I can relate to how King David of Israel felt when he made the biggest mistake of his life – committing adultry with Bathsheba – II Samuel 11. God was not pleased and David’s Kingdom declined from that point on. Sound familiar?
I’m convinced that I voted for a candidate in 2008 who is more influenced by his Muslim background that what he professes is now his Christian faith. Hence when this whole thing started I made a vow that I would never again vote for a Muslim or a Mormon and that I would find a Bible Believing Christian to support. I jumped on the Perry wagon and you can see how well that worked for me.
Politically I describe myself as a fiscal conservative but social moderate – even a social liberal on some issues. I still believe that everyone should have access to health care. No mother should ever have to watch her sick child cry in pain because she has no health coverage. I think everyone – even the poorest American should pay some tax – we should all have some “skin in the game.” Like Warren Buffet I’m not opposed to raising taxes a few points – say 40% max rate – on people making over one or two million taxable dollars annually. Let’s change the bell curve of taxes by getting everyone to pay something and the very wealthiest a little more.
Now that I’ve irritated my wealthy friends – Who did I vote for today? Mitt Romney! Yes, I voted for Mitt the Mormon. Why? Two reasons really:
1. We must have some Republican Candidate that has a chance to beat Obama. I just don’t think Newt can do that with all his baggage. I guess I’m more comfortable with a Mormon who has stuck with one woman than a “Christian” who seems to have trouble keeping his vows. Where there is smoke there is fire.
2. I’ll admit to being influenced by my very good friends Art and Angela Williams and their Son-in-Law Mark DeMoss. You don’t know a more Bible believing, teaching and praying woman than Angela. Art had lots of dealings with Mormons back when he ran A.L. Williams and he says they are trustworthy and make great businessmen. Mark is a Liberty University Graduate, son of the prominent Christian DeMoss Family and served as the Assistant to Jerry Falwell – it doesn’t get more Fundamental Christian Conservative than that.
Art and Angela are endorsing Mitt the Mormon and Mark is on his staff – advising the campaign and traveling the country stumping for his choice for President.
At the end of the day I’m trying to be a pragmatist and voted for someone I think has a chance to beat Obama in 2012 and I am comforted by knowing that good, fundamental, Bible believing Christians who actually know Romney personally like and are endorsing him.
If Mitt the Mormon wins and turns out to be a did like Obama I’ll continually harass Art the way he does me now for my vote in 2008 and the subsequent decline of our Kingdom.