The election is over…I’m SO HAPPY!

Not because Obama won.  I’ll be honest, out of all the candidates on the ticket, he’d have been the last guy I’d vote for.  I’m happy because it’s a clear victory.  It’s over.  There’s no ambiguity this morning.  Obama’s going to be the president come January and we’re not going to be dragging this thing out even longer.

It’s so funny, I’d been observing people the last couple days leading up to the election.  The atmosphere was really more akin to the Super Bowl.  People were talking about the strategies, making predictions, even planning parties and talking about drinking games to play during election night!  Ha ha.  And then when it’s all over, there’s the jubilant cries of victory, and the hanging heads of defeat.

Perhaps it’s because I’m not as electrified by politics as those people, but I wonder what the catalyst for all the emotion is.  Is it really the morals and ideals?  Or is it just to be on the winning team?  If it was REALLY about voting for who you believed in…why does it so often come down to two the “lesser of two evils”?

Government is such a large collaborative entity that no one official, even the president, can “doom” the country, or save it.  If we as citizens want to feel an honest change in our ways of life…shouldn’t we spend hours more time listening to the issues of our LOCAL political races:  City, County, State…  Do not the decisions made in these offices make a larger impact on our day to day lives?  Not that we should ignore federal positions, but that your vote has a much larger voice on a local level.  Especially in a state like Kansas.

No matter what, I’m willing to bet the world keeps turning.  Things usually are the way they are for a reason.

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Posted on November 5, 2008, in Milestones. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I agree! I could soap-box the issue, but you said it perfectly!

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