Greetings. I am a voting constituent in rural west Texas.
I’m experiencing a feeling I’ve become unfamiliar with...happiness, an increased sense of well-being, of equilibrium being regained. Why? Because America is rising up, rejecting the hate that has subsumed our country for an eternal 3.5 years.
And that, my friends, is a game-changer.
Oh, and what’s that smell? Teen spirit? Absolutely. Mendacity? Without a doubt. Victory? For the streets, a resounding yes. But the most overwhelming smell? Blood in the water. Emanating from the bunker that is the WH. And that is the smell that should most concern you and yours.
"In a president, character is everything," wrote the renowned speechwriter Peggy Noonan. And therein lies President Donald Trump's inability to meet this American moment.
"A president doesn't have to be brilliant," Noonan wrote 25 years ago. "He doesn't have to be clever. You can hire clever.
"But you can't buy courage and decency, and you can't rent a strong moral sense. A president must bring those things with him."
Therein lies America’s current problem. It’s not our country that is the cause. It is our president who’s not a President. And his endless stream of hate, divisiveness, and fear flowing from the top.
But for me, right now, that’s okay. Hope is on the horizon.
“Today we say no. In November, we say next.”