Yes, I have retired. But this just has to go in my collection. George W. Bush, showing how much shame he has brought the United States, goes to the G20 summit, and NOBODY shakes his hand.
The worst president America has ever had.
Barack Obama has won the election and will become our next president. This will bring to an end the worst administration in our nation’s history. The war in Iraq will finally end. We may be able to regain some of the respect we lost thanks to George Bush and Dick Cheney. I don’t expect Obama to rule perfectly, or even close. I expect him to anger me with a few of his choices. But I see him improving our country far better than John McCain could ever do. And with that, I will retire from blogging about politics. I’ve tried and tried to get away, but now I have no reason to continue. At least not for a long while. 😉
The Original Post
Ten years ago I made a decision I’ve regretted for the last eight years. I chose to study International Politics at Brigham Young University. I regret it because of how hateful this jump into the realm of politics has left me. I’ve come to the conclusion that this world of politics is just not for me. I am a passionate man who has strong feelings about various topics. Mix that with the potency, no the powder keg that is American politics and it jumps far too often into the ugly. The constant focus on the political has taken me off track from the principles of the Gospel that are near my heart. As such, I am retiring from blogging about politics. Continue Reading Retiring From Political Blogging (UPDATED)…
I’ve got nothing to lose in calling this race. Obama will become the 44th President of the United States of America. The numbers are looking good from all the results coming in. Obama wins Pennsylvania and is leading in Florida.
I am glad enough Americans voted for Obama and rejected McCain and the Republicans. I look forward to life under an Obama administration. I also look forward to finally retiring from talking politics and getting back to writing stories.
Wow, I just watched Mitt Romney on the Today Show just now. He was there as a counter to Caroline Kennedy, an Obama supporter. Caroline was quite respectful, actually answering the questions that Matt Lauer had for her. Then Meredith Viera talked with Romney. He never really answered the questions Meredith asked him. For example, when the question was whether or not McCain’s campaign was dignified as McCain ran about 80% negative ads during the campaign, Romney did not answer the question, but instead talked about Barack Obama’s negative ads, and then entered a talking points piece, covering the usual attacks on Obama—bad for America on taxes, jobs, security. I was struck with how easily Romney shifted around instead of answering the question. Meredith actually had to repeat her question three times, and still no answer.
But what struck me as really rude and uncouth of Romney was his answer to the final question. Meredith asked him if he thought McCain could pull an upset. He answered that he thought he could. And then added, “I hope all those Obama supporters who are going to Chicago to the park to celebrate with Obama have a long cold night.” And laughed.
I thought, wow. There’s real hate there. It just saddens me. I guess it comes down to expectations again.