I like my blog to be a scrappy blog and not too serious but tonight I am concerned. I don't usually talk politics with people because I know I do not share the same views with many many people and that this election especially has been so polarizing that I have not wanted to risk losing any of my friends because our views are so opposite. I stayed silent while people said things I disagree with because I knew in a few months or weeks it would not matter–someone would be President and whatever anybody said would be water under the bridge.
I voted and here in California I know my vote usually doesn't “count” for President because California's electoral votes are historically all given over to the Democrat candidate but I will still go and vote because I believe in our system. I signed up to defend our country over 10 years ago in the Army, including the right to vote, so I figure I'd better use that right whenever I can. I like to think that I have always been a free thinker, make my own decisions, and can be analytical about things. I am neither Democrat or Republican in case you were wondering.
But I am concerned over the news that Barack Obama is President. I just can't find it in myself to get excited about it. I think the race was awesome and really made some history–we had Hillary, Sarah … WOMEN in the race in a way that was really visible and made an impact…then there was Obama, the First African American to be elected President. Wow. But I am still really uneasy about him being the best man for the job. No, you don't need to try to convince me, I have heard all the talking points, believe me. Here's is what I'd like you to do:
Just pray for Obama. Pray that he makes the right decisions and that he leads this country to where it needs to be. Thanks in advance for praying for us all and good night :)