I just got back from Anthony Jordan's Happy Hour, and I am excited. Not only did I see the ideal of politics in action (i.e., a candidate reaching out to strangers and listening to their ideas and concerns), but I really feel like the party is getting itself into the right gear. This is not a Republican blog, but I've told you all a long time ago that I am a Republican. To restate an earlier post, this isn't a subscription to a set of ideas, but rather an alignment with a group of people for a joint purpose of promoting a vague, but somewhat constant set of goals. I'm not trying to convert anyone, but I do think that your best access to candidates and the opportunity to change your government is the Republican party.
Without going into too much detail, I talked to some people tonight, healed some perceived wounds, and saw what this party could be when firing on all cylinders. One of Abraham Lincoln's most famous quotes (which is actually from the New Testament) is "A house divided against itself cannot stand." It is a shame to see people with the same goals have artificial divisions get in their way. Let's heal, people. It's a new day.