Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Congratulations to Our New President

http://images-cdn01.associatedcontent.com/image/A2447/244711/300_244711.jpgAny regular reader of my blog is aware of my support for John McCain for president and my fears of an Obama administration.  It was obviously with some disappointment, therefore, that I watched the election results come in this evening.  And now the moment that I have been fearing but expecting has arrived.

Senator Obama is now officially President-elect Obama.

The battle is over now.  The mud can stop slinging, the wounds can start healing.  I have heard many people declare that "Obama will not be my president."

I can't speak for anybody else, but for myself, I can declare that fears and differences aside, Barack Obama will be my President.

I did not feel from the beginning that Senator McCain was the best candidate that the Republican party could have fielded, but I have always felt him to be a man of honor, and his classy and gracious concession speech tonight was perhaps his finest moment.  May we all make his pledge our pledge also:

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.


Anonymous said...

You're right,we all need to work together with our new president to help him help us to get out of this tremendous hole that we're in.
Yes we can.

Unknown said...

That was classy, Braden.

Hannah said...

My humble musical letter to president Obama:


Prisca: said...

Well said!

Scritches.com said...

As an Obama supporter, thank you.