Gov. Mitch Daniels told about 1,500 State Delegates gathered Saturday to nominate candidates for statewide office that his focus is on Indiana and ushering in a new crew of public servants to continue the state's progress.
"My thoughts are here. My plans are here. My heart is here," he said. "Because here is where the immediate opportunity lies, ... right in front of us."
To take advantage of that opportunity, he said Hoosiers must elect a new solid Republican crop of candidates from Congress to the Indiana House.
"It takes a lot of work to build a great state. You can wreck it in a year or two," Daniels said. "We are not going to let that happen here. We have worked too hard. We have done too much. We have moved too far."
And he tried to downplay any talk about him running for president in 2012, even while delegates chanted "Run, Mitch, Run."
Daniels said the only reason his name is being volleyed around is because the GOP in Indiana has worked to make the state a model for the nation.
"I have never once looked in a bathroom mirror and seen a president of the United States looking back at me," he said. "It is not about me. It is all about you."
Daniels' speech was the highlight of the GOP state convention, during which he and others focused on sending Republicans to Congress, taking back the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Evan Bayh, winning control of the Indiana House, and maintaining control over all of Indiana's statewide elected offices.
"We all know that our position heading into this fall is one of strength. We are poised for sweeping victories, but we have not won anything yet," said Murray Clark, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party.
"We need to resist the urge to celebrate early or take anything for granted. I challenge each of you today to work as if we are behind."
Mitch Daniels speaks at Indiana Republican Convention 2010 (pt. 2-3)
Mitch Daniels speaks at Indiana Republican Convention 2010 (pt. 3-3)
The delegates nominated three men as their choices for state auditor, state treasurer and secretary of state.
None of the candidates faced opposition.
•Allen County native Tim Berry, 48, is seeking a second term as auditor after first serving two terms as state treasurer. He is on pace to return more than 12 percent of his budget dollars to the general fund to help with the state's fiscal crisis.
Berry also was Allen County treasurer in the 1990s.
"We need to spread the message that responsible Republican leadership is working in Indiana and can work for America too," he said.
•Richard Mourdock, 58, of Evansville, was nominated for a second term as treasurer. He previously was a business leader and served two terms as Vanderburgh County commissioner.
•And Charlie White, 40, was chosen to run as secretary of state. The office is being vacated by Todd Rokita, who is term-limited and running for Congress in the 4th District. White is in his third term on Fishers Town Council.
Democrats are scheduled to choose their nominees next Saturday in Indianapolis.
Sam Locke and Pete Buttigieg are running unopposed for auditor and treasurer, respectively.
Two men -- Vop Osili and Tom McKenna -- are seeking the secretary of state nomination.
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Plus so many think I am considered as 'doing more Harm than Good' for thier Movement.
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Rising Stars Shine at the 2010 Indidana Republican Convention as I got to participate in this years inner circle of the Torch-bearer's Election Process.
Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Dan Coats at Indiana Republican Convention
Skillman for Governer?
Becky is touting her Globalization accomplishments on the Chinese trade mission. In the mix Dan Coats hints at keeping her around. There was a reminder to stop by "Becky's booth at the Indiana State Republican Convention!"
Sounds like Torch-bearer Skillman has made a decision on her future.
If there is a woman in politics in Indiana more loved and more admired than Becky Skillman, I don't know who it is. Becky was there to introduce Senator Dan Coats. But outside of Mitch Daniels, Becky probably received the louded ovation from anyone who spoke. She spoke of what the Daniels/Skillman team have accomplished in 5 1/2 years and what they plan to do in the future. She also spoke of how she and the governor worked with their ally in Washington, Dan Coats, to help get what Indiana needed to continue to be competitive. Of course, when Senator Coats finally took to the mike, he couldn't help but allude to a possible higher calling for Skillman which led to more raucous applause for Skillman.
Coats took aim at Obama, saying Hoosier Republicans must stand up to the Democratic president facing his first mid-term election. ""Well, now that Senator Bayh has decided to retire we absolutely cannot afford to elect someone to the United States Senate - like the incumbent Congressman Brad Ellsworth - who will continue to enable President Obama's radical move to the left," Coats said in his speech at the Indiana Convention Center.
Like the recent television campaign against Ellsworth, Coats also mentioned the Evansville Democrat's support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Folks, anyone who has voted twice to elect Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House of Representatives and supported her more than 80 percent of the time can't be trusted to protect Indiana's interests in Washington," Coats said.
He also discussed Ellsworth's voting habits, which he strongly disagrees with. "Now it's time to take on Congressman Ellsworth," Coats said, "It's been repeated up here - he voted for passage of Obamacare - throwing away his pro-life credentials in the process, voted for the President's runaway "stimulus" program - some "stimulus" right? - and the TARP bailout for Wall Street. There's no shortage of substantive debate on which we can focus in this election."
Coats, who has recently been attacked by Hoosier democrats as being a lobbyist, was strongly supported at the convention by both Honorary Chairman -- retiring U.S. Rep. Steve Buyer and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman.
Murray Clark, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party gave a remarkable presentation on how bright the rising star's are, coming from Torch-bearer Brotherhood. I attended this years Bi-Annual Republican State Convention in downtown Indianapolis, IN 6/19/10. Where the job ahead of reclaiming the majority of elected seats come this Nov is vitally important in preserving the United States of America's Constitution.
Indy War Memorial
Check out the Illuminated Giant Obelisk/ Phallus I found touring through circle city.
I have always had an interest in architecture, and have recently noticed many theories being put forward that Washington DC was built to a Masonic design.
Now I do not mean to disparage those that are into these theories, but I am more interested in how Masonic ideals and philosophy has influenced the actual architecture of buildings, rather than the sometimes spurious alignments of buildings. I found this to be a very interesting piece of academic research and I particularly liked the Palladian architecture.
One Luciferian author writes that "... the lingam [male phallus] was an upright pillar" [W. Wynn Wescott, Numbers: Their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues, Theosophical Publishing Society, 1902, p. 33]
The Egyptians created the obelisk, believing that the spirit of the Sun god, Ra, dwelt in there. [H.L. Hayward, Symbolic Masonry: An Interpretation of the Three Degrees, Washington, D.C., Masonic Service Association of the United States, 1923, p. 207; 'Two Pillars' Short Talk Bulletin, Sept., 1935, Vol. 13, No 9; Charles Clyde Hunt, Some Thoughts On Masonic Symbolism, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, 1930, p. 101]
A Masonic author both admit that these pillars of the obelisk were used to represent sex [Hayward,Symbolic Masonry: An Interpretation of the Three Degrees, Washington, D.C., Masonic Service Association of the United States, 1923, p. 206-7 and Rollin C. Blackmer, The Lodge and the Craft: A Practical Explanation of the Work of Freemasonry, St. Louis, The Standard Masonic Publishing Co., 1923, p. 94]phallic worship
Pronounced As: falik , worship of the reproductive powers of nature as symbolized by the male generative organ. Phallic symbols have been found by archaeological expeditions all over the world, and they are usually interpreted as an expression of the human desire for regeneration. Phallic worship in ancient Greece centered around Priapus (the son of Aphrodite) and the Orphic and Dionysiac cults. In Rome, the most important form of phallic worship was that of the cult of Cybele and Attis; prominent during the empire, this cult was notorious for its festive excesses and its yearly "Day of Blood, during which the frenzied participants wounded themselves with knives; self-inflicted castration, a prerequisite for admittance into the priest caste of this phallic cult, took place during the festival. In India, the deity Shiva was often represented by and worshipped as a phallic symbol called the lingam. Phallic worship has also been practiced among the Egyptians in the worship of Osiris; among the Japanese, who incorporated it into Shinto; and among the Native Americans, such as the Mandan, who had a phallic buffalo dance. -See C. G. Berger, Our Phallic Heritage (1966); T. Vanggaard, Phallos (1972). [source] -http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/36550.html
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