Sunday, February 3, 2008

I Guess This is an Endorsement

"May God forgive us if we condemn a million plus children a year to death by abortion because we're angry at John McCain."

-John Hawkins

I'm not a big fan of McCain, but he does have his up-sides. While Romney might (might, because who really knows?) be better on The Issues, McCain's tolerable. With Iraq and Afghanistan to conclude successfully, likely vacancies on the Supreme Court, a Democrat majority in Congress, the prospect of Hillary! or the Obamessiah, and how hard it is to get two social conservatives elected in a row (Bush I only barely counts), maybe we should take the deal and live with it.

Besides, maybe he'll surprise us and surpass expectations, rather than disappoint us as Dubya has (which isn't to say that I'm not profoundly glad we had him over Gore or Kerry). Let this be a reminder: we can't delegate to the President the responsibility of being the People of God and living bearing witness to Him. That said, having a President who isn't hostile to our goals gives us a lot more room to work than having an active opponent.

Let's hold our noses, be thankful for the half-loaf we've got instead of pouting over the whole one we don't, and work to elect McCain. Maybe we can learn a few lessons about over-reliance on government, how to wage a successful campaign, and the importance of being thankful for what we do have along the way.

1 comment:

Jim said...

If Gore had been elected we would have 4,000 young Americans still alive, thousands others not horribly wounded, countless tens-of-thousands of Iraqis alive or not wounded in a bogus war, Bin Laden in custody, and the job finished in Afghanistan. And that is just a start.