In 2008 Mitt Romney was faced with a choice. He could either fight for the nomination at the convention or he could drop out and support the defacto nominee. This can’t have been an easy choice. The fact that McCain and Huckabee colluded to insure that Romney would not be the nominee is not a question. Huckabee bowed out and threw his support to McCain, which was his right. Romney could have forced the issue at the convention but decided to withdraw to avoid splitting the ticket and insuring a victory for the democratic party.
Today on PJ Media there is a post about Mitt’s “Gutsy Choice”. In part it applauds Romney’s choice of Ryan as a running mate in spite of the fact that he, Romney, could be outshone Sen. Ryan. This in fact is what real leaders do. They make decisions for the good of the people. They put their needs, wants and desires behind what is good for the majority. They serve citizens, hence the term “public servant”. They understand that those who seek to lead must learn to serve first, “The first shall be last and the last shall be first.” Both Ryan and Romney understand this concept.
The president and his administration do not. They never have, they never will. They understand power, they understand force, they understand compulsion. They do not understand service, nor do they understand the importance of example, integrity and transparency. They seek to rule and reign not lead. They inspire envy and contention. They do not inspire unity.
I’m grateful to Mr Romney for making the “gutsy choice” and I am more grateful to Mr Ryan for accepting. It will not be easy, fun or comfortable. Ryan’s family and friend will be attacked, vilified and trashed. I thank them in advance for their service and willingness to brave the whirlwind. The press will give them no quarter. I will pray for them…………they are going to need it.