Sunday, November 2, 2008

Deep breath -- it's almost over ...

Can I just say that this election season has exhausted me? I am so tired of automated calls, junk mailings, negative TV ads, and non-stop media coverage that I could scream!

As a conservative, I will vote for McCain and Palin, but I’m not na├»ve enough to believe that they can make good on all the promises they’ve made. I don’t agree with them 100% on all issues, but I believe John McCain will help keep our country safe and I believe that he is a man of integrity and principle. And for me, that’s a vital ingredient for a leader.

Barack Obama may be that type of man, but I am not convinced. I just feel like I don’t know enough about him to make that judgment call. Too much of his history is a mystery. One thing I do know: as the most liberal member of Congress, his votes have been basically opposite of what mine would have been, so I disagree with him in many areas. However, if the Obama/Biden ticket wins, I will support him as my President and will keep him in my prayers, just as I would McCain.

I hate the way our election process has evolved (or should I say “devolved”?) I hate the negative campaigning and the incredible waste of money that make up elections now. Without millions of dollars to spend, a person doesn’t have a chance to win a major election in this country, regardless of how qualified he or she might be.

Underlying the weariness I feel over this election is a deep concern that, no matter who wins, we are a nation deeply divided. I’ve heard and seen hate-filled words and actions directed to Palin and Obama that I can scarcely believe my ears and eyes. I worry for the safety of our next President and Vice President – whoever they might be.

But for now, I just feel an impending sense of relief that it’s about to be over … at least I hope it is.

5 comments:

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

and don't forget to vote for your congressional representatives, the congress is where the power is, not the presidency. In the last two years with the democrats in control, we have watched the economy go from record highs to record lows-----and tax increases will begin next year.

Patty said...

Good reminder, Gary, and you are absolutely right -- Congress IS where the true power is.

Vikki said...

I'm with you, I'm so glad the "election" is almost over with, but I'm so worried about the next step. I know I'm not alone in my belief this country is in serious trouble and with so many other nations just waiting for us to fall...
It's scary times we live in.

Jennifer said...

Vikki, I agree with you 100%. I am a bit scared myself, but God will look after His people.

Patty said...

Jennifer and Vikki --

I completely agree with you BOTH.

 
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