Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Baracked The Vote

OK, my candidate didn't win. Then again, I wasn't exactly expecting Bob Barr to pull of a miraculous win. I was hoping for a better showing, but alas, it was not meant to be... this time.

While I couldn't vote for Obama, I am glad he won. And, I am proud of my vote. I refuse to vote for the "lesser of two evils." Let me rephrase that as I don't think McCain or Obama were "evils." I refuse to vote for a candidate who's policies are vastly different from what I believe. That is what we SHOULD be looking at when voting. Not race, age, sex, high school GPA, SAT scores, etc.

Like I said, I'm glad Obama is President-Elect. I think the healing and togetherness he'll bring to this country after the past 8 years of divisiveness and hostilities will be worth more than any so-called "damage" he and a Democrat-controlled Congress can do. On a tangent for a sec, I love that Neal Boortz calls this situation the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Troika. I find that statement kinda funny.

Anyway, healing and togetherness... I don't think a McCain presidency could have brought that.

I also think that Obama would at least listen proponents (and opponents) of the FairTax. And, if he thinks its a good thing, as I do, he would push for it.

Not to mention, the historical aspect of Obama being elected. It's not just a black guy in oval office. That in itself is amazing. 120 years after slavery was abolished and 40 year after the Civil Rights Movement, it finally happened. That's a great thing for our country.

His election is also a great thing for younger generations. For ages, politics has been dominated by the baby boomers. And, this is the "change" I am most looking forward, too. Believe it or not, this is a radical change for our country and I think it's a good thing.

So, while "my guy" didn't win, I look at Obama's election as a great thing for this country. I look forward to the future.

1 comment:

KPCL Girl said...

I agree with you about feeling hopeful. I broke a 3-generation tradition in my family by voting Republican for the first time ever. I just felt that I trusted the 'old white-haired guy' more, although it was pretty evident he wasn't going to win. I guess I succumbed to all the 'unknown concerns' that people had about Obama and decided I didn't want to be held responsible if any of those dire prophecies came true. Still, it doesn't keep me from feeling hope for our country that 'this one' can bring about the change he's promised. I look forward to the improvement of our 'stature' in the world. I look forward to a president that I think is a thinker and intelligent. Time will tell, I guess.