Thursday, November 06, 2008

Why I'm not all that upset

I don't think McCain would have been a good president. There. I said it.

Would he have been preferable to Obama in some areas? Maybe. The main reason I supported him was the issue of life and the possible appointment of Supreme Court justices, but I never really had any confidence that he would have been less of a compromiser in that area than he has always been.

He has never been a conservative. He has trampled on the First Amendment. And I'm glad he won't be president.

Does that mean I'm happy with Obama? Of course not. I still think he's a socialist. There's already talking about appointing a global warming czar. (YAY! More government!) But I am going to wait and see what he does. Some of his supporters are going to be disappointed. I won't, because I'm not expecting anything good.

Pastor Petersen has a good post about our new president-elect.

I do think that having a black president is a good thing for our society. I know some of my friends don't see this. Maybe the "goodness" of this is more apparent to those of us who have grown up in integrated areas and have many individual black people about whom we care. It shouldn't matter, but the reality is that skin color has mattered very much in our history. I pray for his safety and that his administration helps to heal wounds.

And I hope he is a good president. Over the past eight years we have heard liberals and members of the media hoping that George Bush would fail. We have heard them gloating about everything that has gone wrong. Let's not be like them. Let's not hope he screws up so "we" can take control in four years. Peace and prosperity are best for America no matter who the president is.


Karen said...

I enjoyed your post.

I supported McCain for the same reasons, but shared your opinion of him.

Meg_L said...

Well, on the same note, I'm not totally happy with Obama, but...

McCain scared me silly and Palin even more.

As with any election, you chose the candidate that is "best" in your mind and then wait to see if they rise to occasion or fall.

Designated Knitter said...

Yep. Everything you said.

GreenJello said...

Personally, I didn't want either. The candidate I would have voted FOR didn't make it out of the primaries.

Oh, well.

But then again, I think the President is mostly a figurehead. It's Congress that has the power in this country.

(OhMyGosh-- the word verification for this comment is "bully". LOL!)

Anonymous said...

Well said my friend, well said.

Renaissance Man said...

Bush actually had VERY high approval ratings in the early years of his presidency. We gave him a LOT of rope, but he eventually hung all of us with it.
I dont think that the media was hoping Bush would fail, I think thats just what they had rightly come to expect of him and his administration.

Elephantschild said...

I wasn't crazy about McCain - but I AM pretty bummed that he lost.

I think it's neat that there will be little feet, Barbies, sleep-overs (the innocent kind!) and lots of pink at the White House.

What will they name the puppy?