Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Evangelical Love for Mitt Romney

I haven't posted politically in a while, but I feel that the victory of Scott Brown should not go unnoticed. Here's an excellent article from the blog Evangelicals for Mitt.

""First, before I say anything else, the credit for last night's victory goes primarily to Scott Brown and the people of Massachusetts. It was one of those rare marriages of man and moment. Well done, Senator Brown.

But as with any major political campaign, there's credit (or in the case of a loss, blame) to go around, and it was deeply heartening for me to see the role Governor Romney and his key advisors played in the race. While it's too early to make sweeping statements about the long-term effect of the Scott Brown win, this could be the moment when Mitt bonds with the conservative movement. If there was one weakness in Republican perception of Governor Romney in 2008 (aside, of course from Governor Huckabee's tribalistic populism) it was the perception that he wasn't really a movement candidate, that he was coming at the nomination from outside the core conservative community.

What about now? When his fingerprints and support are all over the most exciting movement victory since 1994?

I particularly love the way Mitt helped. It was textbook Mitt. He was for Scott Brown before being for Scott Brown was cool, setting him up with the absolute basics of a campaign: office space, fundraising, fundraising lists, and -- critically -- the right people to help run the campaign. The core members of Mitt's 2008 campaign team migrated over to Scott Brown and helped plan and execute one of the most astute, dynamic campaign strategies I've ever seen.

All of this was done without Mitt taking center stage, without him attempting to capture the limelight, or to divert attention away from the winning candidate. I love the venture capitalist analogy Nancy draws below . . . he did exactly what venture capitalists do. He invested early in the right person.

So now, when members of "the movement" ask me for evidence that Mitt is "one of us," I'll just say, "Scott Brown." Playing a vital role in the most important conservative insurgency in almost two decades is a nice new addition to Governor Romney's already-impressive political resume.""

Monday, January 18, 2010

Curls and Creations

I was impressed with Lily today because she created something out of her blocks for the first time. She has been watching Avatar(the last air bender) lately and she has fallen in love with Appa. He is a big white bison that can fly. Many times the other characters will be riding him. Their names are Aang, Sokka, Katara, and Momo.

Here is the real AppaHere is her Appa. It's got the horns and the 4 people riding on his back. The real Appa has 6 legs and hers has 8 but close enough. Pretty good eh?
Jake is now 10 months. His favorite thing at this age is pulling everything off shelves. He now has 6 teeth and LOVES to use them on anyone daring to get close enough.
Also his hair is going curly. Sometimes it is curlier than this. It just depends on the day.

Dancing Jake

Every time Jake hears a beat of any kind he starts rockin. If there if music playing he just can't help himself. I hope this means he will be musical when he grows up.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Toughening Up

Gotta toughen up the little girls! It's a scary world out there.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Some Lily quotes

Lily is very affectionate like me and Kat. Sometimes she will just come up to me and say, "I love you, too, Dad." I guess that's a good thing because I'm telling her I love her often enough.

Other times she expresses it this way: "Dad, I just love you."

Today Lily was talking to me right after I got home. She had a fairly traumatic experience today when her play date with Jack Heaton was cancelled, so I explained to her that even though it was cancelled, she will still go there tomorrow. She cheered up and said, "Yeah, I just love Jack. He's going to give me big girl kisses. And he's going to give me big girl hugs."

"Oh, really?"

"Yeah, he just loves me. And I love him, too. And he'll give you a big five."


Friday, January 8, 2010

Avatar/Pocahontas Laugh

Don't read this if you haven't seen both Avatar and Pocahontas.