I can't get enough!
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I thought I would post on election day to say that I voted and eagerly anticipate a tight race.
That said, in reviewing some of my posts here I came upon a news story that required that I clarify.
At some point I may have implied that Obama's trip to Hawaii to visit his grandmother was suspicious. This was based on reports that she was, in fact, not in bad shape and doing well. That, combined with the fact that he left his wife and kids behind, seemed to send a message that there was an ulterior motive. Having lost all of my grandparents, I know that if I was married with children, I would have done anything an everything to make sure that they got a chance to say goodbye. That said, it is not my intention to cast any dispersions on Obama for deciding differently. Every man makes his decisions differently.
After hearing that his grandmother passed away, I was immediately reminded of the loss of my own grandfather just a few short months ago. My heart goes out to Obama and his family for this loss. Though I disagree with many of his positions, he is still a human being and deserves to be treated as such. Perhaps we lose that connection when politics muddles our views. I am truly sorry for Obama and wish him, of course, no ill will. I am quite sure that her passing has taken an enormous emotional toll on him and I applaud him for keeping it together as well as he has. My heart goes out to his family. Hopefully, once this election has been decided, he takes the time to properly mourn the loss and finds the comfort in god and family that everyone who suffers a loss like this deserves and, in fact, needs.
The best part of the election, so far as I can tell, is that it is almost over and we can all go back to being a little more civil to each other (a boy can dream!).
Good luck to both sides and their supporters. This one should be close and regardless of the outcome, it will surely be a historic election.
This was classy.
I agree, though the initial accusations were far from it.