Get some perspective

It’s election night. I find it all very entertaining… it’s kind of like Christmas morning, you finally know what’s inside all of that pretty packaging. Sometimes you get what you want, sometimes you don’t.

However, I wonder about all of the folks out there who have completely lost perspective. I think it’s because the campaigns began almost two years ago. That’s a long time, and we slowly became more and more invested in the process. Which is good, because folks should care about politics. But I think the unprecedented attention has made everybody lose their minds.
Guys, I think if Obama wasn’t really an American, we would have known it by now. The mainstream media may lean a tad liberal, but I guarantee that the bloggers out there would have dug this up. Or some rogue reporter looking to make a name for himself. So take a deep breath and don’t worry about that.
He’s probably not a terrorist either. In fact, he’s probably a decent guy. As is McCain. And McCain isn’t George Bush. I really don’t care for either candidate. But I also have enough confidence in my country and in our political process to know that we will survive. Either guy is going to make some huge mistakes. And we will survive. He will take credit for good things begun by Bush. He’ll get blamed for things that began long before he took office. We will survive. No matter who wins, I don’t think we will see the radical changes that have been predicted. The sky won’t fall, the world won’t come to an end. Because our government is overwhelmingly inefficient. Sometimes it frustrates me, sometimes I find it strangely comforting. Change comes very slowly and with a lot of resistance.
So instead I’m going to sit back and enjoy watching the political process in action. It’s highly entertaining. And it makes me so very thankful to be an American.


  1. […] Four years ago I wrote about the 2008 election, and how it was seen as the most important election… EVER. Both sides thought that if the other candidate won, the world would come crashing down. […]


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