Just a quick word to readers regarding the recently published second half of my interview with Republican Insider. I was hesitant to share that second half due largely to the undeniable fact I allowed emotion to overcome reason, or good manners. While my own anger may have appealed to some, it does little to serve the purpose of figuring out a legitimate way to move on from the defeat that is the 2012 election. It also does a disservice to not only RI, who, though I remain skeptical of their belief in being able to utilize a new approach to an old problem regarding the Republican Party, it also does a disservice to my own upbringing and sense of personal responsibility for my own actions.
I choose to continue to fight, to listen, and to learn. Those who wish to join me in that effort, you are most welcome. Those who have grown too tired, too impatient, or wish to simply go another way…I completely understand and respect that choice. There remains part of me that is right there with you in that. For me…I simply cannot give up on America just yet – I owe her far too much. I remain convinced, however challenged that conviction has been this past week or so, that the best path to fight is with the Republican Party. And so, to that end, I remain a willing soldier.
I will include the link to that second interview below. It was posted late last night on my FB wall, but I don’t wish to post it again. The shame of my behavior requires I give it no more space and after this message, less attention.