Over the weekend, we had the opportunity to attend the Whatcom Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. A first, but not the last, for us. We had a chance to put faces to names of those we had previously only known through email and a chance to hear two great men speak.
I made it to a Dino Rossi rally he held awhile back, but I really liked having my wife hear him speak also this time. She claims to not understand politics, but his message was simple and strong; Make Washington a bad place to be a criminal and a good place to do business. As the keeper of the household budget she also clearly understood his other message of balancing the state budget through controlled and targeted spending, not by increasing our taxes.
Also, a couple of my wife’s friends, also Rossi supporters, knew we were to be seated at his table so they wanted us to inquire about his presidential choice. But even though we were at the same table, the auction was loud and he was up and about meeting and greeting everyone. And with 400-450 people in attendance that is exactly what he should have been doing, so we’ll find another opportunity down the road.
Rev. Wayne Perryman, author, radio host, and speaker was the highlight of the evening. I had recently read his book Unveiling the Whole Truth. But hearing him speak in person, about the effect media has on public opinion, was a rare opportunity for us simple folk up in Ferndale. Even more rare was the chance my wife an I had to sit down with him for a few minutes and talk as parents about liberalism in school system.
Rev. Perryman also had a chance to field a few questions, one of which was about Barack Obama. His answer was very similar to one I might give, but it would never be accepted from a middle aged white Republican male. The reception may be different from Rev. Perryman. You’ll want to keep tabs on CSPAN to see his response for yourself. A lot of local Democrats and recent Obama converts may be given pause to rethink their presidential choice in 2008.
Awesome to see the room packed to the doors with people anxious to put and end to the Democratic Party’s failing secular socialist experiment. We do need a change in our state; a change back to the ideals of the Republican Party. It’s happening.