Originally Posted by ckblv
The young elected him, the young can have him, we reap what we sow that is one thing I have learned. We got what we deserved, now we will live with it.
I really don't think someone that would voted for BHO would have voted for the McCain of 2000, I have always found statements like that very suspect.
No offense, just my opinion.
It sounds like you are abandoning your country and your future President. What happened to bipartisanship and Patriotism?
You can call me a liar all you like, if you knew me you would understand I am many things but dishonest is not one of them.
I would have voted for McCain in 2000, he was a far better choice than Gore or Bush. Then there was Kerry and Bush, even worse the Gore and Bush. Ick! In 2000 the Republican party had not yet taken the headlong dive in the direction it is going now. I believe if McCain had become President in 2000 instead of Bush it wouldn't have taken that direction at all. It would be a different party today.
McCain in 2008 turned into pawn of the Rove/Cheney/Bush era republican party. Post 2004 he stopped speaking out again Bush and the far right and started being Bush's champion. He was pandering to get his Party's backing for this election. He solidified the deal with his choice of Palin and the tone he let his campaign follow from then on.
Up until his choice of Palin I was right on the fence and could of went either way. Obama's ability to inspire a nation, to remain calm in face of indignation and lies, to be able to surround himself with intelligent and creative people of all walks of life, these things ended up being some of my deciding factors. He showed himself to be a leader, and that is the main quality we need in a President.
I don't for a second believe he will be able to accomplish all he would like to, but I believe he is going to try his best and will encourage the people of this country to stand up and do their best as well. Hope can actually be a wonderful catalyst to accomplishment.
Remember the little engine that could? "I think I can, I think I can......" In a time of great crisis a very good number of American are now in "I think I can" mode. This is a good thing.
IMO, McCain lost his integrity in this campaign, I think it showed on his face when even during his fantastic speech last night his own supporters booed him once again. That shows disrespect for their candidate and what he is trying to convey. I voted more against that type of behavior and those type of people than I did against McCain. Intolerance personified is what the McCain/Palin campaign turned into for me. I could not in good conscience vote for that.
Look at the crowd at McCain's rally last night. White, majority middle aged and older. Look at the crowd in support of Obama last night and you see the diversity of humanity. Which crowd do you think represents acceptance, cohesiveness and a willingness to work together for the United States of America as a whole?
It wasn't until I saw that crowd that I was certain I made the right choice with my vote.
Am I expecting miracles? No. Am I afraid for the future? Not so much anymore. As was said by someone in another thread...I am cautiously optimistic.