I was hopeful, however, when Rick Santorum joined the race and was actually making a ruckus in the apparent Romney coronation. I did not take the news of Santorum dropping out of the race well. I'm depressed, quite frankly. Santorum may not have been the absolutely perfect candidate, but he was the one in the race that most represented my family's views.
Romney may toe the party line, but even the Republican Party doesn't toe it's own line. Living in Salt Lake City, I know Romney is the winning candidate here. His being mormon is not a disqualifier for me. Romney lacks conviction and fortitude. His principles blow with the wind. That is a huge problem. It's also a symptom of his being mormon. Their religious "doctrines" also blow with the wind and can change with the whim of the current "Prophet". Their principles too often change to match the prevailing culture, and I'm afraid that is who Romney is.
We need a hero. We need a hero for life. We need a hero for religious freedom. We need a hero for true fiscal responsibility. We need a hero that will stand on properly formed principles and will not sway. Who will be our hero? I very well may sit this election out. There isn't a hero in sight.
I have lifted my eyes to the mountains from whence shall come my help. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2