Red + Blue > The Sum of its Parts
Admittedly, I’m a bit disappointed about the outcome of yesterday’s Presidential election. I’m not fully convinced that Barack Obama is the right man for the job. I am a little frightened of the cult of personality that surrounds him. But, I am hopeful that over the next few months, he will prove himself worthy of the most important job in the land. Hopeful, not confident. Show me the change, then I’ll believe in it.
I do have to concede, however, that this entire election cycle was completely groundbreaking and historic. A black man as President? A woman as a major party Vice Presidential candidate? No matter who won, history was made in 2008. And, yes, I know – McCain would have been the oldest President ever elected to a first term. Blah, blah, blah.
If my ideas differ from yours, I hope that you’ll respect them and not let politics get in the way of progress. Most of us R’s are good people who want the same things you do – job security, safe neighborhoods, good medical care, quality education for our children, and confidence in the future. We should be able to get along and just get the job done. We don’t have to hang out and get drinks after work (unless you’re buying).
The good thing about yesterday? Got lots of sleep – I went to bed early because there was nothing on TV that I wanted to watch.