I want to express my appreciation for all you have done to assist us in winning the Republican primary. Currently, we are unopposed in November. We are grateful that you have chosen to send me back to the South Carolina Senate Chamber.
Gaining 76% of the vote is a huge victory by anyone’s standards and we are blessed to have achieved the nomination with this margin. However, when considering such a success, it is sobering to remember that the battle for our conservative values still rages in Columbia. We have scored a touchdown, but the real victory celebration will have to wait until the game is won.
In this regard, I am reminded of Super Bowl XXVII (1993) between the Cowboys and the Bills. Late in the game, Defensive Tackle Leon Lett recovered a fumble on the Bill’s 45 yard line and ran for the end zone. Ten yards before the guaranteed touchdown, Lett decided to celebrate prematurely by holding the ball out for a victory taunt. Lett was unaware of the opposing defender, Don Beebe chasing him down. Beebe swatted the ball, causing him to fumble and miss the score. In winning the game, Dallas lost the chance to break the record for most points scored in a Super Bowl.
Let us endeavour not to repeat Lett’s mistake by enjoying our victory in this primary with an appropriate sense of humility and gratitude while also moving forward to the next goal.
Re-electing Barack Obama is like buying a ticket for the Titanic’s 2nd voyage. We must reverse the mistake of this presidency and defeat the most ultra-liberal to every reside in the White House.
There is much more at stake than a football victory or loss. The battle for the cause of Liberty rages on; so let us continue together.