Charles, since you’re posting some letters today, here’s one from an Orthodox Roman Catholic from Idaho:
Thank you for the post to the Fred Heads. I was an ardent Fred supporter, and am a little bummed out. No, I’m angry.
But I’ve had time to throw my fit, cry, kick the cat, but now it’s time to pick up the sword and fight on.
So here I am, pledging support of my number two choice, and in all honesty, I do see Mitt as a great leader and far better than McCain or Huckabee or Rudy, and even Paul would be better than the Democrat.
Welcome — and yes, we do accept Catholics here. (One of our bloggers is Catholic, on this blog supporting a Mormon! What’s this world coming to?)
Some of you new readers may not realize I’m writing from Fred country, a few miles from his hometown. Here in Tennessee, there’s a palpable sense of disappointment, and even — as my reader pointed out — a little anger. Many are upset that Sen. Thompson didn’t even get in front of a microphone to let his supporters know he was bowing out.
“A press release?” was the wail I heard on local talk radio. “That’s all he could do?”
I say let’s give him the benefit of the doubt — I heard his mother was ill — and take a moment to regroup.
My reader had another interesting comment too:
I can also tell you that Romney really needs to make a strong appeal
to the Fred heads as I bet 80% of them, while they won’t openly admit
it, had Mitt in their back pocket. I’m not sure you’d want the other
Are you one of the disappointed FredHeads who comprise the 80%? Take a moment to look around the site, including “Why We Support Mitt,” and “On the Issues.” Also, please drop me a line — we’d love to hear from you.
I think you’ll find like-minded people among Romney fans, so let’s lock arms and make sure a strong conservative candidate sits in the Oval Office for the next 4 to 8 years. Remember, EFM’s unofficial motto is “Romney: the Yankee Governor with Southern Values.”