The election is over and Obama is the new president. I voted for McCain and I have serious reservations as to what the next four years will bring to our country. Obama has presented some plans that I don't agree with. I hope Congress vetoes many of them.
However, now is not the time to bellyache and squawk about the loss to the Republican party. Yes, we're disappointed. But we did everything we could and we lost. What we do now may prove to be even more important than what we did before. How are we going to react to this election?
For those of us who were behind the McCain/Palin ticket, I feel we need to step back and analyze how this Obama/Biden presidency will affect us. How are we going to ride the waves of change as they come? Are we mentally prepared to deal with the new laws, the new ways of doing things, as they come about? In short, are we strong enough to be flexible, or will we shatter in the face of change?
I'm apprehensive, I won't lie to you. Obama made a nice acceptance speech. But we won't know how much of that is truth until we see him in action. We've also heard him make some pretty unusual statements about his goals for this country. We'll see how those pan out as well. By his fruits, we'll know what kind of man the nation just elected. Perhaps my apprehensions are unfounded. I won't know for a while yet. But my goal now is to batten down my hatches and prepare myself for the winds of change as they blow.