In the past I have generally tried to avoid politics on this blog, both because we get enough of that mainstream press jibber-jabber already and also because in the past my political leanings have not always been honorable. Today all that will change. I have seen my error of my ways and I will admit to them. I'm turning over a new leaf for the future of our children and for the future of America. For months now a number of close advisers have been encouraging me to throw my hat, a silver-belly Stetson Moose River, into the ring. The announcements today from both Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee, that neither will be running, suddenly leaves a vacuum on the right, particularly the religious right. Now there are those among you who would say that I am not a religious man. This may have been true in the past, but I have seen the light. I have been re-born. I asked myself, "How would Jesus vote?" Today I have been reborn a Christian Conservative Free-Market Republican! So I am announcing that shortly I will be forming an exploratory committee to test the political waters and will then be making further announcements on my future political plans. Might I say right here for the record, that both sides of my family came from Iowa and I still consider myself to be a native of that fine state. God bless you all, God bless the Republican Party, God bless the National Rifle Association, and GodblessAmerica. Thank you.