Wednesday, November 05, 2008

American



To be clear... Barack Obama was never "my guy" and there are a slew of things that he represents politically that I disagree with. But then, McCain was not "my guy" either... given my recent political posts, I am sure that it cames as no surprise to anyone that I voted Constitutional Party for the most part (one noteable Libertarian).

But the election is over, the People and the Electoral College have spoken, the system works. I also have to admit, that while President Elect Obama was not "my guy" when it came to campaigning and voting... he is absolutely "my guy" now. He is the "guy" for whom I will be praying to be the recipient of divine inspiration to lead this country, he is the "guy" who has my support as our elected leader, upon him goes my hopes and prayers for wisdom to guide us and his personal health and safety.

I have the utmost respect for the position that he holds today, and even more for that which he will soon be sworn into. I also respect the man who has inspired such hope and passion in my fellow Americans; I am proud to be an American.

8 comments:

looney said...

Good for you. I was a bit cynical about this whole election myself, but I am very excited that we are making history.

Anonymous said...

Well McCain wasen't my guy eather, but he seemed to be the only good choice. I agree that he must be supported,I just wish he had'nt pulled so many d's into the house and senate with him. LOVE DAD

elizasmom said...

Hear, hear — and I say that not just as someone whose "guy" won.

Amber said...

I hope that this sentiment will be felt around the country today by the half of the country (well, slightly smaller then half) that didn't win.

Meredith said...

Wonderfully put Bon!

Fantastagirl said...

Yesterday it was my opinion, and my vote, (not that my guy won).

Today, he is my president.

So that means because I respect the office, I respect what this country was founded on, I will continue to respect the office, and I will pray for the man who is going to be in charge. Because heaven only knows how many prayers he is going to need.

Jo said...

Way to go Bon! Just hoping everyone else is just like you. Did you vote for Superdell???

Mama D said...

Well said.