LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delegates were proud, happy to support Bush
I couldn't let this day pass without saying something about the 41st president, George H.W. Bush. I was honored to be a national Republican delegate to vote for his nomination as president of the United States in 1988. I got into it originally by supporting Pat Robertson for president, and we had great response in Beltrami County when I was pastoring a church in Bemidji. The people voted me as a national delegate from Minnesota and wanted me to go and represent their support for Rev. Pat Robertson, who I fully supported. They even raised the funds for me to travel to New Orleans to participate in the national Republican Convention.
We never had a chance of getting enough votes to nominate Robertson, so Pat Robertson released his delegates to support George H.W. Bush. We were all very happy to support Bush, because he was an awesome individual. He's the last president who served in World War II. He ejected from a Navy plane and was pulled out of the ocean barely alive. He served in several positions such as head of the CIA and ambassador to China. He was the vice president under Ronald Reagan for eight years.
After serving as president from 1988 to 1992, our country must have gone insane when they voted for Clinton instead of Bush to be president. If you recall, Ross Perot was the spoiler and Clinton won by a small margin. Bush was a stand-up guy and had the highest rating of any president right after he completed Desert Storm with a coalition of 34 other countries.
So today, upon the death of George H W Bush, he has my highest respect, and thoughts and prayers to his family.
Donald R Meyerson Jr.