Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama and McCain, some thoughts

It is finally over, Obama has done well, and supporters are celebrating. The stock market analysis say "there will still be a down turn, but the black cloud is lifting and there are some clear skies out there." Maybe with these words and hopes buyers will gradually come back and the Christmas season will see some turn arounds for our business. Personally, I can not understand someone wanting a job with all the problems and headaches that will be stacked (dumped) on them.
I also have a great deal of respect for McCain and his concession speech was from the heart and I believe he will work with Obama to turn things around. It is great that he stopped the booing of Obama, during his own speech of concession and the fact that he also corrected a senior voter's impression that Obama was a terrorist. Men of integrity and courage are few and far between, especially in Washington. McCain is on my list (this is a short list), although I do not agree with his politics.

4 comments:

Judy Shreve said...

Yeah - I thought you finally saw the real McCain last night in his concession speech - not the Republican party which has been dictating his every word . . .

And I am hopeful that this nation can begin to heal. I feel like we got our country back last night . . .

Deborah Woods said...

While I am not saying that McCain is a terrible person-I don't know him so I certainly can't do that-I just read about half the article in Rolling Stone about him. While I know it was written by someone who was not writing objectively, I believe there are also facts in there, and they are not in any way flattering to McCain. I think it's very likely he's where he is today because, like Bush (although with differences), he came from a privileged (how the hell do you spell that!) background, with a lot of special treatment. Some of the details are quite shocking. Just my two cents I love giving.

Judy Shreve said...

I read the article you referred to (online) on John McCain in Rolling Stone - whew! Even if only part of it is true - it's really scary & I'm so thankful he wasn't elected. I've noticed his bad temper throughout the campaign.

potrron said...

Thanks, I am going to have to read the article in Rolling stone. I came about my thoughts from the view of his surviving in Nam.
I believe you are right about his temper and the fact that he was born with a few more coins than most of us, but I don't believe that he was as spoiled as Bush.