It is (almost) official. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee and face Barack Obama come November. The battle ahead will include reluctant warriors.
Let us remember the heroes and warriors at the front lines though. Our nation is still a nation at war in Afghanistan. We have troops deployed all across the globe in dangerous places fighting profound challenges and entrenched enemies of freedom.
Now that the general election is all but underway, I am reminded of a close friend who quotes Shakespeare on auspicious occasions. A Marine, a devoted practioner in the electoral arts, and a great man, embraces this passage from Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I:
"Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war."
On to victory. I shall share some of my favorite quotes in the comments but first, what are your favorite passages from Shakespeare?