Dave Mack fell in love with radio at an early age, and after 30 years the affair continues. His radio career has taken him to some great cities but his home has been in Alabama since 1994. Dave was introduced to Alabama in a unique way while attending church at Goshen United Methodist Church on Palm Sunday 1994 when a tornado hit the church killing more than 20 and injuring many more, including Dave. Having an up close and personal experience with Severe weather, Dave has provided long form severe weather coverage on several stations and is involved with public speaking about severe weather preparedness. Dave Mack has lived a unique life that includes stand up comedy as well as hosting his own regional television show, and most recently added "Feature Film Actor" to his resume having co-starred in the feature film "Prodigal". Dave is scheduled to star in two additional feature films in 2012. Dave and his wife LaDonna (a lifelong Alabama resident) have 4 children and multiple pets including Dave's special friend....his chihuahua "Tanner".
MSNBC bloviator Chris Matthews, he of the famous tingle up the leg, summed up Monday’s inaugural address by President Obama. “It reminds me of another second inaugural, Lincoln’s, so much of Lincoln in that speech, from the Gettysburg Address to the second inaugural itself.”
Now, inaugurations are, by nature, a day of lofty rhetoric. The peaceful passing of power, or maintenance of power, in this case, does, in fact, set the U.S. apart from most nations on Earth. And presidents, as they have for more than two centuries, strike out to capture the essence of America — its resilience, humility, optimism.
But the Gettysburg Address — delivered when the U.S. was on the brink of tearing itself apart — is, and always will be, unique. There can never be another such address, nor should we wish one. In those terse 278 words, a beaten and exhausted President Lincoln captured the very soul of America — her fears, her strengths, her humility, her reliance on the greater power of God.