I saw you on TV tonight. After you get done being less than truthful to the camera ("Scott Walker says he would ban stem cell research in Wisconsin. That's right, ban it.") you ask "But how can you be against hope?" Indeed. How can one be against Hope?
As a big fan of Hope myself I am assuming, and hoping, that your son Andrew can walk, and talk, and play, and dress himself, and go to the bathroom on his own. If so, that's more than our son Ryan has been able to do since his brain injury in 1991. Here's a picture of him I took and touched up six years ago:
It's kinda funny when you think about it, isn't it? I mean, that you're the one who seems to be without Hope. If there were some Miracle Cure that meant Ryan could walk and talk and play again but the side effect would be that he would have Juvenile Diabetes for the rest of his life, don't you think I'd snap up that bargain in an instant? Of course I would, and I'd never look back.
So what happened to your Hope? May I gently suggest that when The Truth became a casualty of The Lie For The Greater Good, that your Hope was wounded as well. Progress is not to be made by lying to ourselves or to the television camera. We know this in our Heart of Hearts. But we all need to be reminded of this sometimes.
Which leads me to why I'm voting for Scott Walker for Governor of Wisconsin. He's a rather straightforward fellow who says what he thinks and then goes about doing his job the best he can. Someone who does what he says he's going to do, to the best of his ability. Someone who can get Wisconsin back on track. And someone who doesn't run sleazy campaign ads, like the one you just appeared in.