Even though I may not be thrilled with the outcome of today's election, one thing is for sure...I am very blessed to live in a country where I have the freedom to vote for who leads this country. I am given a choice. What a wonderful blessing that is. It is one of the greatest privileges of being an American. May God truly bless America!!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Today's election would have been history making no matter the outcome. Either way we would have had our first black President or our first woman vice president. I was hoping for the latter, but now that Barack Obama has been elected, it is time to unite as a nation and respect at least the office, if not the man. I for one will really have to work hard on that, but I know what's done is done and so it's time to come together as a nation. I wasn't even going to do a post when the outcome was confirmed, but history is history and this is definitely HISTORY!
In his victory speech Barack Obama stated, "We have never been a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and always will be, the United States of America." I hope he is right. This has been a really divisive race for our country. He also vowed to be a president for all America, even those who voted against him, and asked for patience to address the nation's problems of war and finance that he called the greatest challenges of a lifetime. Yes it will be a challenge, and I pray that he is up to this VERY daunting task.
The hardest thing for me was knowing that now Sarah Palin's opportunity to implement the changes she wanted to be established are no longer a possibility. At least that was until I read that she is considering a presidential run in 2012! We can only hope! She already has my vote.