Rudy: Gut it out, we need you now.

So I blew it with my request for Fred to stay in the race and hold out for a brokered convention. Now it appears to be up to Rudy. We need you Mr. Mayor. We need you to stick this out, fight to the end, and take this decision to the stage at the Republican convention.

I’m not asking for much, just to get this decision out of the hands of the media and the uninformed. Give Republicans the opportunity to hear real discussion of the issues and pick the candidate that best represents our party.

Thank you Hugh Hewitt for the scorecard.

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Fred: Go for brokered!

Over at The Corner on National Review Online they are asking “who to vote for if you don’t think Fred can pull it out, and you wish to stop McCain.”

Don’t do it Fred and those who want a conservative president. Don’t give up. Stay in this to the convention. It is time to ignore all the naysayers and GO FOR BROKERED!

At the convention in a room full of concerned Republicans, where the media is on the sidelines, a conservative voice will stand out. It will generate excitement. It will motivate the base. That conservative voice will go on to attract those who care about the security, economic and sovereign, of this country. That conservative voice will be Fred Thompson.

Go for brokered Fred!

Wow!

Now for Church completely different!

Heartbreak and Energy Focusing

Pictures of innocence like this have to cause your heart to break a little and bring an energy focusing pause to your busy routine.

As much as your mind may spin over work needs; the frustrations of primary, soundbite, politics; and anger that we dance around with thug regimes, the reality is none of that matters. The frustration it is that those are all just, perhaps necessary, distractions from what is important:

This family needs our prayers. This little girl needs the healing touch of God.

I think I will set that other, suddenly not so important, stuff aside for a few minutes now, and again later, and focus on something real. What do you think?

No more "evasive maneuvering."

“U.S. Navy ships USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Hopper (DDG 70) and USS Ingraham (FFG 61) were steaming in formation at approximately 8 a.m. as they finished a routine Strait of Hormuz transit when five boats, suspected to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guard Navy (IRGCN), maneuvered aggressively in close proximity of the Hopper. Following standard procedure, Hopper issued warnings, attempted to establish communications with the small boats and conducted evasive maneuvering.”

1or2thoughts:

First: The US Navy should never exercise “evasive maneuvering.” The only maneuvering should be into a better firing position.

Second: The US Navy should not act diplomatically with the enemies of the United States. The only thing these people understand is the aggressive use of force. Exercise it!

Third: If the Rules of Engagement were followed, they need to be changed.

Last: Next time this better include the line “and all five hostile boats were promptly sunk by naval gunfire.”

Three U.S. Navy Ships Approached by Iranian Boats

So now we are hoping for a brokered convention?

I am not sure what to think reading Duane Patterson’s post. As one looking for a conservative presidential nominee am I supposed to now hope for a brokered convention? What has happened that the hope of conservatives is for Fred Thompson to have enough money to hang in until something good happens for him; or that no one gains a lead and out of right field Newt Gingrich is (just possibly) going to show up to save the day.

I cannot remember being more disallusioned, but now seeing a glimmer of hope, during the primaries before. Is it ok to now be hoping for a brokered convention?

Thank you Hugh Hewitt for Duane’s post.