First, Allow me to publicly thank Governor Perry, his wife, Anita, their family, and their staff for all their hard work. Much may be said concerning missteps, mistakes, blunders, and the shoulda, woulda, couldas. I for one am grateful for the grace it takes any candidate and their team to put themselves out there and take the heat while furthering the causes of conservatism. For that we owe a great debt of gratitude to Governor Perry and his team.
Much will be said today, and in the coming days that we who supported Perry, "ought" to get behind either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum to oppose a Romney Nomination at all costs.
I for one am going to pray. I'm going to pray that each of the candidates will gain the vision of conservatives. That they will seek life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That they will espouse founding principles and they will become uncompromising in that vision.
We need to protect life, in all of its forms.
We need to protect liberty for all citizens by shrinking the size of government bureaucracy, while bolstering our ability to protect our lands, and to live in our freedoms.
We need to protect the pursuit of happiness in the Economy.
We need to end the over-regulation, and we need to turn the devils out of that Hell we know as Washington D.C. where the wicked manipulate the laws of this land to reign with corruption, utilizing all manner of sophistry to usurp life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to re-distributive ends for their own personal gains.
I hardly believe that what remains in the field of G.O.P. candidates that any one of them truly have the vision and wherewithal to withstand the fiery darts of the left, the media, and the onslaught of calumny and defamation.
Electability has always been in We the People. Not the narrative. We must be ever vigilant, and diligent in keeping our Republic.
Going forward, the candidate that gets my support will be the candidate that shows me that they respect the Values of Duty and Responsibility to God, Family, and Nation, in that order, and can do so without hypocrisy or guile more than any other candidate.