Congratulations, Mr. President-Elect
The polls are all closed, the counting is done (almost), and the United States of America has chosen her 44th President, Barak Hussein Obama. He was not my choice, for a number of important reasons. I am proud to say that skin color was not one of those reasons, and equally proud that we, as a country, have come to a point where we could, as a nation, elect a person of color to the highest office in the land.
Congratulations, President-Elect Obama. I will pray that God grant you the strength and wisdom you will need to lead this great country of ours.
With Position Comes Responsibility
As I said above, Barak Obama was not my choice for President, but here we are. My husband wisely brought home a movie (an Indiana Jones flick) because he thought it would be good to have something to take our minds off of the election for a while.
Ya know what? It worked. And after the movie I went to switch some laundry and the coolest thought occurred to me: After the Dems take control of the White House AND the Congress, anything that gets screwed up is THEIR fault! Oh sure, they’ll continue to kick George W. Bush around for as long as they can, but after a certain amount of time goes by – it’s all theirs, baby! As much as I would like to make a comparison of Obama to Carter and how Carter begat Reagan . . . I’m not going to go there. After all, Obama hasn’t even served a day yet. It wouldn’t be fair.
I truly hope that Obama surprises us in a good way. Time will tell. He gave a good post-election speech. Optimistic, hopeful, and encompassing of those who voted for him and of those who did not. And it really is cool to live in an era when we as a nation have elected an African-American to the Presidency.
Let’s just hope those who seek to destroy us see President-Elect Obama as someone that needs NOT be tested. Though I fear about some things for our Nation’s future, I know that God is ultimately in control.
The Republican Postmortem
There will be lots of dissecting and reflecting and what-iffing amongst the Republicans over the next months or even years. They’ve lost their way over time since Reagan. Maybe they’ll wake up and go back to the conservative basics that Reagan communicated so well.
Condolences to John McCain. He has served his country well. I’ll be glad to see him back in the Senate, serving still. Considering the current political climate and the bias in the mainstream media, I believe the McCain-Palin ticket did as well as they could. The swell of the tide of “change” was simply too strong. I hope America understands that she will get what she has chosen.
I grew to respect John McCain as I learned more about him throughout the campaign. He’s a man of integrity, honor, and passion. I hope he can put the election behind him and come back to the Senate with those qualities . . . the Senate is going to need him.
What About Her?
What’s to become of Sarah Palin? Well, Alaska gets its spunky Governor back, and she gets to rack up some more executive experience. Where will that take her? Time will tell. Lots of speculation out there about if/where she’ll turn up again on the national stage. She definitely has gotten her feet wet and now has a feel for what running for high office is like.
Those of us who like her (and those who are a little afraid of her) will keep an eye to the North to see if Sarah Barracuda will again venture to the Lower Forty-Eight. ‘Bye for now, Sarah.