Friday, November 14, 2008

In the words of Senator McCain

Originally posted on MySpace, Nov 14, 2008

Current mood:hopeful

On election day the people of America came together to do one thing in common, vote for the candidate of their choice for the next US President. When Senator McCain conceded the victory to now President Elect Obama he did so very gracefully. You can see his speech here:

Senator John McCain

For the past eight years I have "put up with" a president that has the dubious honor of having the lowest approval rating of any US president ever. Due to a war in Iraq I have less living friends than I did before. My home has devalued enormously and only through the grace of God (and a relocation company) did we not lose a bundle of money. Americans are ridiculed in other countries. We've broken the Geneva convention. Prior to our last election I have been more of an ostrich than an eagle, but becoming aware of just a tiny bit of what has happened to our country makes me very sad and incredibly ready for some real change.

Four years ago and eight years ago I did not vote for W. But he took office in Washington and I tried to be a good American and support him.

Now it's time for McCain's supporters to follow McCain's lead and look forward and support President Elect Obama. In McCain's words:

Sen. Obama and I have had and argued our differences, and he has prevailed. No doubt many of those differences remain.

These are difficult times for our country. And I pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.

I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.

Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans. And please believe me when I say no association has ever meant more to me than that.

It is natural. It's natural, tonight, to feel some disappointment. But tomorrow, we must move beyond it and work together to get our country moving again.

Isn't it time to re-build the USA by coming together rather than continuing to tear it down?

7:09 AM
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OK, it's too early in the morning here. At first when I read the words under the link to McCain's speech I thought you were quoting McCain, and I thought "McCain said THAT?? I don't remember that part of the concession speech!" LOL (I totally agree w/ you, by the way!) Four years ago I knew a lot of Democrats who supported McCain. If McCain had been running against Kerry, they would have voted Republican for the first time in their lives. Somewhere during the last four years though, McCain veered wildly off his previous course and scared away the majority of his Democratic supporters. It's too bad. I'm glad Obama won, but I do think that if McCain had stayed true to his original vision, he could have been a good president.

2 years ago

Betsy Gully

LMAO!! Are you suggesting I have a future as a speech writer? *wink*wink* That would have been an interesting speech!!

I think McCain had more than one albatross around his neck and unfortunately his voting record with W was hard to overlook. It's not a good time for more of the same. I am really excited about Obama. I think his pro-activity already is exciting.

In some ways I wish he didn't have a drop of African blood in him

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