Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Good News About Obama's Win

As those of you who follow my blog know, I was a Mitt Romney supporter for President. I felt our country needed someone like Romney, who really understands how the economy works and has shown time and time again he can turn things around. Unfortunately, Romney lost in the primaries to John McCain, who I then reluctantly supported because I didn't like Obama's lack of experience, position on taxes, and Liberal record. Today, however, America has spoken and Barack Obama will be our next President.

Congratulations to Barack Obama -- I'm Proud of America

Even thought Obama's associations, lack of experience, view on taxes, and Liberal voting record concern me, there is one thing about his victory that I'm very happy about, and that is I'm proud to be an American today, which just elected an African American as its president. I'm excited to have our first minority as President. I believe it shows that America isn't a racist nation. Of course there are those few who still discriminate and hold racist attitudes and views, but I believe the majority of Americans do not hold race against others.

I do worry about Obama, Pelosi and Reed controlling the federal government, and I'll do what I can to keep our country from swinging to big government and expanded social programs (and will be ready to support Romney in 2012 if Obama drops the ball!). However, for today, I'm just going to be proud to be an American where we have a free election system and where anyone truly can become President.

Congratulations to Barack Obama and his historical victory. Regardless of who you voted for, today every American should be proud of their country. I am.



Bartski said...

It's funny you should refer to him as "African-American" and not "black"...since he actually is a first-generation African-American.

It will be interesting to see what happens as President Obama's reign progresses.

Kevin Carmony said...

If you watch the CBS News Sixty Minutes interview with Barack Obama from 02-11-2007, you'll see that he describes himself as "black" and "African American", using both terms interchangeably.


revhouse1 said...

I didn't vote for him, but he is now our president. I don't have to like the other mans choice, heck the other man probably would like mine. But this is a decomcracy and the majority (though slight) has spoken.

Like you, I'm critical of his lack of experiance and his view on taxes and his voting record. My voice is only one of many but my congressman will likely hear alot from me over the course of these next four years.