Poor David, He gets political sniping whether he's attending Obama's
inauguration, performing at Children Uniting Nations State Department event with
Pelosi, or now attending a women's conference that includes Orin Hatch and Laura
Bush. David never mentions his own politics and is wise in not doing so. He
doesn't push his religion and is sensitive to those in the audience who may not
be religious. He is generous, humble, and leads by example. He gives much time
and attention to charities. He is the rising star of teens and ALMA. What more
do you need to know? Give him a break.
Wow, Some here criticizing the choice of David to speak is really quite
ignorant. David is one of the most NON-JUDGEMENTAL, understanding,
compassionate & grounded men I've ever heard of. He's given countless examples
of this over the last year & 1/2. While his morals & beliefs are very important
to him, he doesnt push it off on other people. He doesnt hold himself in higher
regard than anyone else. David isnt a child who is incapable of figuring out
whats right & whats wrong with any organization be it political, religious,
business or any other. He is smart, perceptive, strong & wiser than most people
I've heard speak. An awful lot of assumptions being made here about his
political beliefs just because he's attending this conference. Be careful, you
know what they say about making assumptions. You're making "a you know what"
out of you & umptions. Please, dont ASSUME what you perceive as the worst of
someone, just because of their religion. Besides, people have a right to be
republican or democrat, neither is a disease for goodness sakes. Thank You!
Good point, violet4ever.I personally ADORE David, and suspect that
with time and experience, given his sweet-natured, generous mentality (I also
think he's very bright, if not "intellectual") he'll figure certain things out,
aside from what the Mormon Church has fed him politically.God gives
you a brain to separate the wheat from the chaff, even regarding your own
church.(And if anybody is unaware of his talent, check out his
performance on Youtube at the latin ALMA Awards in Septmber).
I would bet the young man has no clue about politics. But to "violet4ever", I
would bet everything I own that if asked, he would say he is Republican. He is,
after all, a Utah Mormon.
Nobody knows what David's political leanings are and they certainly aren't
determined by or revealed by where he speaks. He already spoke at a somewhat
more Democratic Children Uniting Nations conference in the State Department
ballroom in Washington DC. The organization is run by a woman who used to work
for Al Gore. David also spoke at a school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And he
speaks to Mormon groups around the world. One thing that makes David great for
the women's event is his respect for girls and women. Plus what a great way to
get more females to attend the conference!
I think it's fabulous that David has been asked to speak at this conference. He
is just a guy who wants to reach out to others in hopes of brightening their
day. Anyone who has the privilege to hear him sing or speak live should count it
as a blessing! David truly is "An Exquisite Creature" driven by his Heavenly
Father. Do we idolize him, no, but we can ALL learn a little something from him!
Way to go David! Keep on being yourself, you're right...it works!
David tries to appear open and broad-minded in interviews and even said that it
was fine for Idol's Adam Lambert to be gay, but I think he says what people want
to hear. He is all but endorsing the Republican party. He is very conservative.
If we had a female almost winner of American Idol who'd been able to make
records and tour, I'm sure she'd be the focus :-).And what better way to
draw women to a Women's Conference than a sweet-hearted young man :-)?
Really? He's not mine. He's not my neighbors' idol. He not an idol to any
of my relatives.You should come right out and say it: "famous
DesNews and Archuleta together like a horse and carriage.
Aren't there enough female role models available, that a male reality TV show
contestant has to be brought in to fill a slot....and sell tickets?Shameful.
Maybe as David becomes more sophisticated politically, he'll learn how
un-Chrsitian the GOP really is, and what they're really about.There
are Mormon Utah non-conservatives, if not a lot.Pity.
An all GOP event. So much for inclusion.
I wish I lived there so I could attend. I think david archuleta is something
I love Laura Bush. I certainly admire David. What an all star cast this will
be. I will be sure to attend.I enjoy the previous comments to mine.
Wonderfully said. Ummm except "REALLY? | 11:20 p.m. Oct. 15, 2009Come on
Really?!" Do you need to rain on parades or something. If so GO elsewhere.
Come on Really?!
Thanks for the heads up. Note: Could you guys maybe update your
photo archive of David? That is an old picture of him. Thanks.
I have never attended Hatch's conference before now but with David Archuleta
speaking I will register! David is indeed an incredible talent and a thoroughly
good human being. Wish there were more like him.Posters above have
mentioned David's new Christmas album, Christmas From The Heart. Although I
hate hearing Christmas music before Thanksgiving, I cannot stop listening to
incredibly beautiful album. David is a gift!
Palm 2 Heart_ How blessed you will be to have David Archuleta speak before
your women's group. Truly he is blessed by God. Not only is David a musical
prodigy, but he has a character that these women will admire. David will bring
them honesty and a wry sense of humor, mixed with the most charitable and always
open heart and mind. David's voice is a draw for sure but his story is one that
continues even now. God is working to make this young man a beacon. These
women should bring their teens and tweens with them to this gathering. David is
sure to inspire them to never give up and to always respect themselves. And yes
ladies, he is for real. He is the real deal. Don't let his bashful giggles throw
you. While still a teen, David is wise way beyond his years. He is sure to amaze
and delight you, while at the same time enlightening you. My favorite
descriptive phrase of David James Archuleta is that he is "An Exquisite
Creature". But you'll find that out for yourselves. Please take care of him. He
is very precious._Palm to Heart
I would so like to be there to hear what David says - I hope there will be a
detailed account of what he shares - we can all learn from him.
I'd love to hear Laura Bush speak. She would be amazing. And of course, I hope
David sings. I'm sure the people attending will be interested in what he has to
say too. I'm proud of him not only because I'm a fellow Utahn but I'm proud of
him as a person. He seems really humble and kind. Glad he is able to fit this
conference in his schedule. I hope Utahns will support his amazing
Christmas album. I bought it and happy to say that it is beyond my expectation.
Kurt Bestor has his hand in making this album. All the songs are done so well
and David's voice backed up by an orchestra is simply beautiful. The album is a
keeper for years to come.
David is a real role model. I can hardly wait to get your Christmas Album.
David Archuleta is indeed "an unbelievable talent"; I'm listening to his album
"Christmas from the Heart" and it is exquisite! his voice is out of this world.
David is also an amazing human being; a great role model for women, men,
children, teenagers, for people of all ages, nationalities, races, backgrounds.
He is simply the best. I'm very proud of him and I'm very proud to be his