Sat 8 Nov, 2008 02:50 pm
First off, hello to everyone. Just wanted to say hi before jumping into the meat and potatoes of what was on my mind.
So there has been a new President elected. Congratulations to the President-Elect, Mr. Obama. It was a good race. The person who America as WHOLE, decided was the best, won. Now I know that there are kinds of people who think quite the opposite of this statement, but, according to the how the rules of voting go, that is what happened.
I couldn't tell you one way or another what it means to be a republican or a democrat. I probably couldn't tell you which I was. If I was either one of them to start with. All I know is that when it comes to choosing someone who I want to be MY commander and chief, I look at what he is willing to do for the country. Who he picks to be his second in command, and how I feel they would be at running this country, if the need for that to ever happen comes up.
I will not tell you who I voted for. It's in the past, and well, it will stay in the past. I will say this though. When President Bush was elected I was against it. I could not trust the man. But I wiped the slate clean. He if he was to lead this country he would need my support and the support of all of those who he lead. I would leave my judgment for the end of his campaign. He made horrible choices in which I disagreed with deeply. I felt that his actions split our country in a way that we had not seen in many centuries.
Now we have someone new coming up to the plate. Hope, change, new beginning, and many more words have been used to express the next four years this country will go through. Like any other politician I do not trust him. I do not judge him though. Any wrong he has done in the past, in my mind has been wiped clean, and he is starting with a new slate. I will wait to make my judgment. If it had been McCain, I would have done the same with him.
This man is our new leader. He will either bring us out of the despair that I currently see us in, or he will bury us deeper. You the read, more then likely see it already as one of the two. I know that change will not come immediately. I do not expect to.
All I know is that if I was in his shoes, I would want as much support as I could get. Running a country is not something you do on your own, nor do you do it for yourself. You do it for those people who believe in you and you do it for those people who DONT believe in you. All I ask is that you support our new President. If It was you up there, you would want the same thing.
Hiya! I agree with Beth - well said!
Again for anybody who might have missed it, the problem is the dem party and not Barack Obama.
Indeed ... well said, Seed.