To the editor:
An extraordinary event happened on Aug. 30 and 31. While watching the Republican National Convention, I was privileged to view something historic. I witnessed the birth of a party.
What I saw was a vibrancy and image the Republican Party has rarely had in recent history. This is not the party of Barry Goldwater, John McCain and Newt Gingrich. The stodgy, established guard have been shown the exit door. Gone was the hate speech directed toward immigrants. Gone were the references to wall building and isolation. References to our nation as the shining beacon of light, because we are the melting pot of the world, were clear and abundant. What replaced the negativity were positive and clear statements as to how to redirect and rebuild our nation to prepare for and to lead in the 21st century. The new breed has arrived, and are taking the party by storm. What I saw reminded me of the Kennedy-Nixon campaign of 1960. JFK ushered in a new breed, philosophy and compassion. The parallels are astounding: faith-based, fact-based, goal-oriented with a long-range vision and concise plan to achieve success.
Make no mistake; the election is about one thing only, JOBS. Get our fiscal house in order, and then we can tackle our social issues. It's akin to building a house. You need a clear set of plans, and you can't build a house from the roof down. You need a solid foundation in order to support your structure, and economic stability unleashed by America's driving entrepreneurial spirit is that structure. This election is about survival of the people, survival of the economy, survival of our nation, period. It's time to return to the vision of our founding fathers, our Constitution and our destiny.