Nov 052008

I’m very confused and disappointed by the hateful response some people have to President Bush.  Just because you don’t like him or agree with things he’s done doesn’t mean you have to be crude and nasty.

Although I wound up voting for McCain in the end, this was a tough call for me this year.  It’s the first time I wasn’t able to make up my mind many months before the election.  That says something, although I admit I’m not sure what.

While I certainly understand the passion people can have, especially for someone as engaging as Mr. Obama, I don’t get the kind of hate that flows in the other direction.  It’s shameful, and it makes me sad to have to listen to it from so many people I otherwise like and admire.

All that aside, congratulations to President-Elect Obama.  Good job, and good luck, sir.

 Posted by at 1:49 PM

  2 Responses to “Reactions”

  1. Shep, I’ve never been a fan of President Bush, but I don’t think you’ve ever heard vitriol coming from me about it, either. What saddens me is the disrespect I’m now hearing from those who did not vote for Sen. Obama and are bitter over their candidate’s loss. Regardless of who you voted for, we will all have the same President — someone Sen. McCain himself said would be a good president and is no one we have to fear in that role. So let’s pull together and get behind him.

    In the worst case, you can always show your hope for a better future.

  2. Agreed, Ken. People on either side who are just being nasty is uncalled for.