Posts Tagged ‘Wednesday’

Gingrich’s Exit…. why so long???

Monday, April 30th, 2012

So for those of you who don’t know Newt Gingrich, one of my least favorite characters in this political fun and games, is leaving this race for the presidential nomination on Tuesday or Wednesday.  But why then?  That’s what many top Republicans are wondering.  A candidate who has only been able to win two states, South Carolina and Georgia, and was absolutely slaughtered in last Tuesday five state primary should have been out of this race a long time ago.  Many people in the party see this as a victory lap without a victory.  Why would a candidate who knows that his party is so divided is allowing his party to be divided more by not supporting the stronger candidate.  He is also, by taking this long “victory lap” allowing himself to fade into irrelevance.  Nobody remembers why Gingrich was even considered a contender.  I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.  I just find it sad for the Republican party.

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The Tragedy of Hati Hits Home

Friday, January 15th, 2010

This was my friend Mary Beth’s status today, “please pray for Ben who is missing in Hati.”  I know that what has happened in Hati is a tragedy, and relief efforts seem to be coming faster than Hurricane Katrina.  The president on Wednesday is calling for an all out humanitarian effort, while at the same time trying  to account for all the Americans who were on the island at the time of the earthquake.  It’s hard to imagine the feeling of the loved ones of those over there.  My friends have become more and more anxious of myself going into the Peace Corps when thinking of the idea of natural disasters overseas, although those sorts of tragedies could happen in the United States.  Seeing Mary Beth’s status just made me think about how we as a global community are really all connected, and nobody can or should dismiss any tragedy as “not about me.”  That will be the day when you realize it is about you too.