Tuesday, November 4, 2008

it is what it is

for example, i won't lie and say that i'm happy about america's choice for the 44th president of our great nation. john mccain gave an eloquent concession speech and although he didn't actually say the words, i can read between the lines...he agrees with me -- it is what it is. let's not be partisan. let's not be shrill. instead, let us move forward. let us all keep plugging along to help make our country better.

the truth is that although i did not vote for obama, i do not want to see him fail as our president. because if he fails, we all fail. i hope that he can lead our country in the right direction. i hope that he is able to stand up for what he believes is in the best interest of our country even if it goes against the talking heads of the democratic party. because at the very least, he owes us his very best.

i hope that he can reach the bar he has set for himself during this campaign. he is a spectacularly charismatic speaker. he has the amazing ability to evoke very strong emotions from the people he speaks to. he was able to gain the support of millions and millions of people. it is within the realm of possibility that this man has the potential to become a great leader...to do what he has promised to do...to make our country better...to fight the good fight for the people of this great nation.

to be sure, there will be changes in our country when he takes office. but, they have the potential to be changes for the betterment of our country. and, in the end, that is what truly matters. we all love our country and want it to be great.

if you don't like the end result of the election, get involved in local government. call your representatives and let them know how you feel on the issues that are important to you. if you aren't part of the solution then you are part of the problem.

it is what it is. no more. no less.

2 comments:

Debbie Yost said...

I was just telling my daughter that she should "win gracefully" but you have also shown a perfect example of "losing gracefully". Although I am happy with the outcome, I understand many people are not. It is hard to be on the losing team. Like you, I hope Obama is more than just words. I hope there are changes for the better. I want a partisan term with less bickering on both sides. That is what I am praying for. That all Americans are taken care of, even those whose votes Obama did not earn.

Have a good day.

thrownhammer said...

Remember that weird little guy that runs North Korea? He's weird.