What a fun and exciting Presidential campaign this has been. The GOP had a solid group of strong candidates running for the nomination this year. For me Mitt Romney was the best candidate for President in a long time, he just wasn’t able to pull it through. When I started this blog I did not intend it to be as Mitt and election heavy as it ended up being. Now that Mitt is out I have two questions that need to be answered: Where does Mitt go from here? Where does this blog from here.
Well, the first question is the more difficult one. Mitt is going to stay involved in politics in some way or another and I ultimately think that he will run again in 2012 if a Democrat wins the Presidency. Between now and then I could see Mitt becoming head of the RNC or going to work for a conservative think tank. But most importantly, he will devote a lot of time to his family. Undoubtedly, he missed a lot with them over the last year and a half, he will want to make that up.
So where does Dry Fly go. Well, we are going back to the original idea for this site in the first place, with a few modifications. One thing I learned working on this blog was that people don’t care about non-U.S. issues, not one bit. However, that is where my passion lies, I love international affairs and politics, so I am going to write about issues of great importance or that are just interesting that are international in nature. Also, I am going to follow closely the Presidential race, but I am not endorsing a candidate yet. Obviously, I lean towards McCain, but he has a lot of convincing to do and some will depend on his running mate (it better not be Huckabee!). Finally, we will write about general U.S. political issues. The hope is that it will continue to be a place where those of you who check it out regularly will continue to come and also that we will provide interesting writing on a variety of subjects. To this end, I am looking for 2-4 more people who would be interested in blogging here. If you are interested in what it entails, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send along a writing sample.
One more thing, we will keep you up to date on Mitt and his doings, especially if he stays involved in politics. Personally, I am praying that he runs in 2012. (By the way, you don’t need to be a Mitt fan to blog here. I am taking down the Mitt banner next week, I am keeping it up through the weekend as my own personal tribute).