Since the outcome of this months election cycle, many of us are likely chomping at the bit for Mitt Romney to get officially into the Presidential contender ring. McCain and Guiliani have already done so. Romney has said he will not make any formal declaration until after his Governorship is over. His last day at that job is Jan. 4th, so I suppose we can eagerly await for Jan. 5th as the day the nation is put on notice?
Personally I am glad that Mitt is waiting until after the holiday season. It shows class. We all have been so involved in political thinking the past 6+ months, isnt it great that Romney is sort of saying, lets take the holiday season off, and enjoy other facets of life for a short while. Were he to come out now with a formal candidacy then he, his election comittee, and those of us at the grassroots would need to launch into full work mode. Once it starts we cannot stop, we cannot relent until we see victory. I appreciate the confidence to leave the work till next year.
This is the time of year to get with family and close friends, to play together, adorn each other with nice things, to serve thy neighbor, to eat too much food and swear to do someting about it next year, to reflect upon the greatness of our Creator and the goodness of life. The harsh and cold game of politics can wait while we get re-centered in our lives.
So let McCain and Guiliani get started now before the holidays. Look at it as their starting line handicap, they are going to need it! Let them start to spend their campaign money now on getting media exposure at a time when people will not be as mentally tuned in to politics, we Romney supporters know that our fearless candidate will be more fiscally prudent than that with the funds he is entrusted with. That is one of the many reasons we want him to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in the first place!
So enjoy life for the next few weeks and put the politics on the shelf. Take a breath, you know how hard we are all going to need to push in unison come next year. Take a page from the Romney playbook and focus on what is REALLY important in your life right now. Go do some service for your neighbor. Visit someone and tell them you love them. Eat too much food with someone you havent seen enough of lately, recommit to a better relationship with God, go and tickle some kids on the floor till their cheeks are completely red, do some family scrapbooking, go outside and be immature with siblings and parents for an aftrenoon, take in the beauty of a winter sunrise or sunset, listen to some corny John Denver music with cousins and sing to it off key, frolic in the wonderment of life.
We will all be fighting together soon, but for now, go home and fughet-aboudit!
See you soon!