Why I heart Barack Obama . . .

Once and for all, I just want to explain where I stand.

It’s not about drinking the Kool-aid. I am not so naive as to think that any politician, any HUMAN, can solve all of our problems, or save us from ourselves.

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And it’s not about scrutinizing his policies in an effort to ensure that I agree with every single word the man says. For me, politics has always been about choosing “the lesser of two evils”. But then, I don’t think Obama is evil, either. No, he’s not the Messiah . . . but neither is he the Anti-Christ . . .

and yet, watching this man, I have hope. and that hope frightens me to death, because I am not sure that my heart will be able to handle seeing this hope deferred yet again.

So no, I don’t see Obama as a solution to all that ails us . . . but what I DO see is a man of integrity, a man who genuinely loves his wife (when’s the last time we saw THAT in the White House?) and who is finally offering us a refreshing departure from politics as usual.

But in this country, we have far too often responded to hope by crushing that hope underfoot.

And I just don’t know if my soul can take another crushing.

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One thought on “Why I heart Barack Obama . . .

  1. Well Gov Palin is the Anti-Christ in my opinion-she is sneaky, I can refer you to info. It scares the crap out of me, she has no experience *and* we all have to keep in mind that McCain is old so she could possibly be in charge in an emergency-yikes! I am as hopeful and scared as you are! Becky should send us info on living in Edmonton, just in case.

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