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Bob Morrison is a friend — for life.  Our pro-life paths crossed many years ago.  Bob is both a student and teacher of history.  He quotes the Founding Fathers with ease — and due respect.  When he served as Director of the LC-MS Office of Government Information, he arranged an educational day with speakers on Capitol Hill plus a servant event exclusively for my youth group.  Today, he serves with the Family Research Council.

Like so many of us, Bob is looking for leadership that will help build a culture of life.  He is quite sure he has found that man in a young senator from Florida named Marco Rubio.  Rubio is not running for presidential office.  Bob believes he should.  I asked Bob if he would explain why.  In addition to sending me YouTubes of Rubio’s speeches, Bob sent the following:

“Many agree that Marco Rubio is a rising star.  I believe he’s a risen star.  Ten years of productive service at the state level, including his Speakership of the Florida House, give him exactly the experience we want to effectively send most domestic issues — like education — back to the states.  If we believe in federalism, we need to trust proven state leaders.  Rubio, paired with Jon Kyl, would easily beat Barack Obama.  Americans, I believe, are hungering for the kind of principled, conservative leadership Rubio and Kyl can provide.

“Rubio will give those who supported Barack Obama in 2008, but did not vote in 2010, a way to make history again.  Those voters believed they were doing something new and hopeful in American politics.  They were.  But sadly for them and us, Barack Obama has disappointed their hopes.

“Here’s fact: The one we like must be liked by someone else.  There are simply not enough pro-life, pro-marriage Christians in the general electorate to create a wave election.  And it will take a wave election to give Rubio and Kyl the kind of Congress needed to pull our country back from the brink.

“Marco Rubio is the only man who can create the kind of excitement necessary to motivate volunteers . . .  to bring the campuses back to life.

“Marco Rubio knows why America is exceptional, because he believes that God has uniquely blessed this Great Republic, and because he can communicate great principles to all Americans — in eloquent English and in powerful Spanish.  The hour is late.  We all hear that Marco Rubio has a great future.  If we nominate him now, we too will have a great future.”

The future  matters to Bob because he is a grandfather.  Bob is one of many grandfathers who wants to leave something for — not take away from — his children and his children’s children.  With that in mind — and for God and Country — Bob says: “Write in Rubio-Kyl.  Let’s rescue the future.”

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