Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Debate

Dear Senator McCain,

I watched your debate this evening with Sen. Obama. I am sorry you were having a bad night. I do agree with many of your policies. However, the reasons I am voting for you have nothing to do with William Ayers or the Columbian trade agreement.

You seem like a pretty nice guy who was very frustrated this evening. We are all frustrated. Please keep focused on doing the right thing. Its worth it. Unfortunately, pretty nice guys don't tend to win elections. Eloquent, charismatic guys do win. (Of course, a lot can happen in three weeks, right?)

The good news is that the next president of the United States will not be the supreme ruler of the empire. There are checks and balances, debates and votes. And, I think this election cycle has made everyone just a little more aware of the importance of paying attention to the details. A lot of smart people will be thinking, talking, and sharing their opinions. We will all be watching a little closer than we ever have before.

In the meantime, I will keep debating the issues with my friends here on the internet. Hopefully, it will make us all just a little smarter. And, if anyone out there is listening, maybe we will even make a positive difference.

Just in case you forgot why I care, I have included a picture. It is from my son's 5th birthday. He chose the American flag for his cake because he loves America as much as his mommy does.



Mommy, Wife, Blogger, Republican


Badass Geek said...

I only watched the last 20 minutes or so of the debate, and McCain did seem to be frustrated.

scatterbrain said...

I find it so interesting to read bloggy opinions backers of both the Democrats and Republicans. Much better than following the media.

Emama, I'm astounded by your close examination, dissection and open-mindedness. And I'm pleased that you choose to share it with us all.


Indy said...

Great post. Love the cake.

OHmommy said...

I could have written this.

Except insert an Indiana Jones cake. We share similar ideas.

I am angry at McCain for finally saying he is not George Bush. With 3 weeks left it's too late. I think America will choose the confident speaker. I fear the socialism he brings but agree that there are too many checks/balances and I think we will be fine.

Let American choose. It should be an interesting couple of years.

enthalpymama said...

Ironically, I think John McCain might be a little too honest. Melanie is trying hard to get me to post what I really thought of a few comments last night. We'll see if the heat inside Enthalpymama turns into an inflamatory post or not. I did post on Blogher today though in response to Mrs. Obama. We'll see if that gets published. I haven't posted it here yet. There just isn't time for all of this.

Nan Patience said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and for your thoughtful and respectful remarks, in spite of our apparent differences in opinion. It's terrific how people seem to be engaged in this election.

OHmommy said...
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OHmommy said...

You know what. I have been sitting here all day fretting about my comment.

But. Now. I am so angry.

What McCain should have said last night to end the debate was "If you want socialism vote Obama." NOW that would have made for a great debate.

Thanks. I feel much better now.