Well it has been two weeks since the election and I thought that I would take some time off before writing to all of you. The McPadden’s have been using their time wisely during the interim. The lawn is slowly making it’s way back to normal, the house is looking better, and the garden is not a complete lost cause, yet.
Many of you have written to me to express your disappointment at the results of the primary election. I wanted to thank you for your kind words and thoughts. I also wanted to write and tell you that though I too had hoped for a different result, I am not discouraged by our loss. Instead I am encouraged; because of you.
When I started this campaign some nine months ago, I did so because I was deeply concerned about the direction our great nation was headed in. Those concerns are still an ever present part of every day and in many respects they have grown with the passing months. When you joined this campaign, most of you expressed those same concerns and the desire to become a part of the solution. Many of you confessed that this was your first experience being involved in the political process, but you were moved to get involved because of a deep love of your country and a passionate belief in her founding principles. You joined this campaign because you believed like I do that this nation is indeed the shining city on the hill and worth giving our all to save her.
I cannot tell you how blessed I am to have had the privilege of meeting and working side by side with all of you on this campaign. You are the most amazing people and patriots. Whether you were involved with making phone calls, setting up signs, talking to friends and neighbors, getting petitions signed, setting up events, blogging or, stuffing envelopes, you have been a blessing to me and to Meggan. I wanted to thank you for the hours of hard work that you have dedicated to this campaign, but more importantly I wanted to thank you for your friendship. The greatest gift we have been given in these past nine months are all of the wonderful friends that we have made. We started out working for a common cause but we ended up as brothers and sisters in the cause of liberty. That bond will never be broken.
No matter what happens in November and in the future, please do not become cynical or discouraged. Stay involved. Stay focused on the cause because the cause still remains. We must continue to be the voice of Liberty in the Fifth District and in our nation. Not a day has gone by over these many months that I have not thanked God for Americans like you who care so deeply. I will continue to pray for you and for our nation and I encourage you to do so also. I do not know what role God has planned for us in the future, but I know his plan is perfect. We will not go away. Above all we will not quit, because quitting is not an option. Together we will continue the fight to restore liberty, to rescue our economy and to preserve our Republic.
May God bless each of you and may He bless our great nation.