I didn’t blog on the election. I avoided it on purpose. Not because I thought influencing people that way was wrong, let’s face it…I hold no influence here. Not because I worried about receiving backlash from those that didn’t agree with me. Nope, I avoided it because I wasn’t sure who I was going to vote for. There, I said it. I struggled because I thought (my opinion here) that Obama could probably run the country better than McCain. However, I think my morals are closer (not the same…just closer) to those of McCain, and that’s extremely important (even more so this term). In the end though, it doesn’t matter who I voted for. I support president-elect Obama.
This mentality is exactly why I wrote this post. Not enough people have it. Regardless of whether your candidate won, Obama is going to be our president, and our president needs our support. Even McCain agrees:
From McCain’s concession speech
I urge all Americans — 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.
I came across an awesome site that is full of people with the right mentality. Zefrank.com has put together a place to display images of support for both parties, it’s called “from 52 to 48 | 48 to 52 with love“. Check it out, and if you want to, please contribute.