I’ve had a couple days now to think and reflect about the election in 2008. Figured I’d just share some thoughts.
- While I don’t agree with his policies (or what I expect his policies to be) I can say I am excited that our nation, which was so divided by color just a few decades ago, can move beyond that and elect a black President (with a name like Barak even)
- I’m glad the commercials are over
- I’m disappointed in a large segment of McCain backers who simply complained or threatened to leave the country (even in jest it sounds foolish)
- It looks like Obama has at least for now, given many foreigners a better view of America
- I’m so glad I don’t live in California – where they are more concerned with hens that lay eggs in cramped metal cages [Proposition 2] then they are with allowing parents to be involved in making medical decisions concerning their kids [Proposition 4]
- Stuart Smalley (aka Al Franken) seems to have lost his bid to become a Senator from MN by less than 500 votes – I thought he was good enough, and smart enough….and doggone it, people like him! Just not quite enough people I guess
- Obama gave a great acceptance speech to a huge and excited crowd – it was fun to watch history being made
- The world didn’t end (if you’re a McCain supporter) and the Messiah hasn’t come (if you’re an Obama supporter). Jesus will determine the timing for both thank you.
- There were a lot of campaign signs around Greenville….way more than this, but a few roads, street corners and polling stations were cleaned up early.