Last night I ate dinner at The Barrel Room, and at one point our discussion turned to the current presidential race.  Sue mentioned at one point, that she remembered back in school, a teacher talking about a united America.  The teacher said something along the lines of:  whomever is in office, whether its a democrat or a republican, he is OUR president and we must stand behind him, and support him.  Tom also mentioned along the lines of:  If Obama becomes president, I hope we all want to vote for him for a second term.

One of my biggest frustrations with politics, is that people tie themselves so strongly to party lines, rather then actually looking closely at issues.  Whether we truly agree with a policy or not, we will fight it to the end if it is a policy of the other party.  We have been a country divided for the last few presidencies.   There has been a large amount of hatred towards the G.W.Bush terms.  Before that, there was a lot of disdain during the Clinton years.

I like the thoughts that were mentioned in that we need to be unified as a country, working towards the greater good of the country.  No matter who is in the office, they are still our chief officer.  We live in a great country, and part of that greatness comes from standing together-despite our differences.  If Obama is president, I hope America’s problems are addressed well enough that we all want him for 4 more years.  Same with McCain.  Whomever is President, has a big, stressful job, and deserves our support.

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3 Responses to “Politik”

  1. joey says:

    i’m not a political person by any means… but this is actually the first year i’ve ever voted (insert “young” joke here)

    this is going to be one of the most important elections of my lifetime… even i know that

    both candidates are making big “promises” and “hopes” — i’ve done my part, now it’s up to the winner to do his…

  2. Andy says:

    I don’t know if its because we are getting older, and more aware of consequences, but I have found in the last 3 elections feeling like “its one of the most important election of my lifetime.” So I don’t know if its always gonna feel this way, or if this time period is more important then others.

  3. Lisa says:

    Interesting points Andy and Joey.

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