The Stars At Night Are Big And Bright.
I hope this is not premature, but: you're welcome.
We'll see. The good thing is you can delete this not if things don't work out as planned.
Sorry - posted the last comment before I was done...What I had written was: it appears that your candidate did not win last night, but I know what we need to do now is cast aside partisanship and work together for a better world for our children. Cynicism is out, my friend. Welcome to the new America!
Actually, he did, and you say his rhetoric almost as good as he does. But he set the bar high for himself, he had better do what he said he would, problem is these guys are all the same and his inexperience will make him easier to push around than most. I just hope me makes it long term, the problem with me voting for him is I had to vote for his buddy, God help us if he ends up in charge.I have a feeling I got caught up with the rest of the country and voted for the most popular candidate, not the most qualified.I hope the note to my kids isn't, "I'm sorry, I thought it was the right thing to do at the time."
Anonymous: it's a shame you see the glass as half empty. You speak of his inexperience and noted he was not the most qualified. It is interesting b/c neither candidate has been President of the United States before. Therefore, both candidates are inexperienced and not qualified. McCain was never more qualified to be President simply b/c he has never been the President. He just happens to be 72, but that doesn't make him more experienced...or wiser. Alas, the polls speak for themselves. It's clear you voted Blue, so why don't you be proud of your vote and start seeing the glass 1/2 full.
Like I said earlier, time will tell.My perspective has been formed by his own supporters in their post election interviews. They have universally and emphatically been lowering future expectations for him. Expectations that are what got him elected in the first place and why I voted for him. My perspective is being adjusted by the very people that I listened to in the first place, I dread to think if he has only been elected at this point, and the people closest to him are already thinking up excuses for him, what the ultimate outcome of his reign will be once history has its hold.I am also very disappointed that this election was not about race, and now that it is over, it is all about race.Per your concept of inexperience, I know who I voted for, but I won't go see a 3 year old baby to diagnose my cancer and treat it, I will go to an individual who has gone to medical school and learned how to handle situations like mine during their years of practice. My example is as ridiculous as your ability to diminish the experiences and wisdom of a man who has led our country for years.Look past your emotions and start reading facts, in a few years we can look back and hopefully we all did the right thing. But we are officially off the ground on a leap of faith.
if my ridiculous ability to diminish experiences and wisdom of a man who has led our country for years bothers you, why did you vote blue? Essentially you are saying you voted for the 3 yr old baby to diagnosis your cancer...Let's not get personal and say i speak from emotion and not fact. Perhaps you feel like you are off the ground on a leap of faith, but not me. I'm not one to second guess my decisions, particulary when it comes to my vote for President of the United States.
You know, I don't believe that anyone is lowering expectations for Obama; analysts are just being realists now. This was the first step in the right direction, but as Americans, we cannot afford to retreat back into our former state of apathy... We need to continue to be involved and present in our democracy. I also agree that the campaign was not about race, but the media attempts to spin it that way; conversely, we cannot deny that this is a huge victory for a formerly (and sometimes still presently) oppressed black community in this country. The bar has just been raised, and suddenly anything is possible. As a white woman, I don't know exactly what that feels like, but I understand its implications. A constant video reel in my head keeps replaying Dr. King's words, that one day people will be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I believe that's what we witnessed on Tuesday night. So no matter how it turns out, I'll talk to my children in years to come about the magic of the Nov. 4, 2008, or, as I'll remember it, the night the country changed for the better.
Since the assumptions made to spin my original words have gone far enough for me and I have grown tired trying to defend my stance, this is why we need more town halls! I will simply restate them...We'll see. The good thing is WE ALL can delete this if things don't work out as planned.
Touche. More town halls! But I see your points, Anon. I am just trying to focus on the positive. And I very much appreciate you sharing your views here. Looking forward to hearing more from you as the new administration gets underway.
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