Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 29, 2012

Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be – president?


Mineral Wells Index

By Guinn Sweet | sweettalk@mineralwellsindex.com

“I would rather be right than be president.”

Those words were spoken by Henry Clay in 1839 in a conversation with Senator Preston of South Carolina. He was one of six influential leaders of our great nation in the years between 1812 and 1850. He ran for president three consecutive election years while serving in Congress in both houses.

In an effort to have a steadfast basis for his campaigns, he created the “Whig” party to serve as his political anchor, and he never varied his convictions and pursuits during his many years in public and political leadership. Oh, how we could use his staunch ideas in the political area of 2013-17!

I say all this with the earnest desire to have one candidate (two would be better but it is asking MUCH this day to have just one definitely stable in his ideas for governing our nation for the next four years in order to maintain order and equality of representation in Washington … without weakening his convictions.)

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