I’m sure some of you expected some sort of sweeping conservative rhetoric here, about new beginnings, about the events of the year behind and the blank slate we have before us. In truth, I considered it, but ultimately decided to push it off to when my mind was more into it.
Today, New Year’s Day, I spent with family. We slept in (or tried). We had breakfast, fooled around, watched a little football, played with a Nintendo Wii, watched a movie, and that was it. It was the way is should be. It’s what it’s all about.
Family is the reason for this Web site, for the long hours spent reading news and commentaries, for the impassioned discussions with friends and others who know far more than I do. The reason I argue, the reason I reason, the reason I’m prepared to go to the mattresses for our country is because I want to hand a better nation–and indeed and better world–to my daughter when it’s my time to check out.
We’ve got our work cut out for us this year. The fourth of November–last year already–guaranteed that. But I’m excited. I like being the underdog, and I like what’s coming for this Web site and for the conservative movement as a whole.
In the meantime, it’s New Year’s Day. A day for rest.
Tomorrow, let’s get to work.