Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I still like Ike

At a very personal level, this has been one of the toughest campaign years I can ever remember. It has been so rough seeing people who I consider dear friends lied about and threatened that the thought has occured to me from time to time to withdraw myself from politics. Nicole says I enjoy it too much to go away from it, and the truth is that she is right. Why this is the case I cannot even begin to know, except that I must somehow enjoy torture, and I have been involved in more losses than wins.

Sometimes I wish we could go back to a simpler political time.




By the way, today is Nicole's 25th Birthday

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At Tuesday, October 17, 2006 6:27:00 PM, Blogger Mike Faulk said...

Best wishes to the quarter-centurian from the Mountain 'publican!

I've thought about a slogan you'd like: "I like Mike - the right Mike". What do ya think?

 
At Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your Mrs.

Try "Vote Right, Vote Mike"

Campfield not debating is not like Ike.

More no show, gotta go.


S Carpenter

 
At Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:07:00 PM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

I actually think Scott Carpenter came up with a good one Mike-Vote Right-Vote Mike, I like it!

Nicole says thank you for the good birthday wishes. We're glad you're reading.

 
At Wednesday, October 18, 2006 12:56:00 AM, Anonymous Adam Graham said...

Happy Birthday to Nicole. Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition told our group once, "The best thing about campaign is that they end." Amen.

The thought of hanging it up in politics has occurred to several times, but the cost to the country of that is far too great.

 
At Wednesday, October 18, 2006 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

Adam;
I feel much the same way. Every time I start thinking seriously about getting out of political involvement, about five minutes later I start thinking "but what happens if we aren't around..."


The little bit that I can do is the only way I know to serve my country. I would like it said when I am gone that I did something in the service of my country while I walked the earth.

 
At Wednesday, October 18, 2006 8:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave,
politics has always been a demeaning process. It seems more so today because of all the technology we have now. Its become faster and more complex. Yet its still the same basic back and forth as it always has been.

Right now everyone is getting stressed out you can see it in the blog entries. Were in the final few weeks so its to be expected.

This is what we need to remember, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" 2nd Timothy 4:7

 
At Thursday, October 19, 2006 9:44:00 AM, Blogger Chucko said...

Happy belated birthday Nicole!

Dave, I'm a big fan of "camp," but that commercial was so chock full of it that I almost choked.

 

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