Politics has never kept much of my attention until this year, and mainly because of the terrible fix I see the Frisco Texas families in on a day to day basis as I work within the mortgage industry here. When I ask my dad, because that’s just what I do in such situations, “dad, who are you voting for?”, he replied “I’m just not going to vote”. Of course, I needed to to know why, and when I asked he told me that he has seen all the U Tube videos, and the forwarded emails of Barrack not putting his hand over his chest in front of the flag, and heard the chopped up speeches that contradict the Christian religion, but on the other hand does not really agree with the resolutions of McCain. Inside as he was explaining this, I had a little being inside me screaming, “me too man, me too”. “Since I can’t decide to vote FOR Barrack, because I’m not 100% sure yet of his stance on my religious values, and I completely do not see the leadership and facts w/in McCain’s plan, I just don’t have the facts to commit to a vote myself. Although I will make a decision and vote.
Being in the mortgage business during such a time of economic turmoil, I have been pulled into the media and politics a lot more than the past, and I’ve enjoyed it…it makes me feel more responsible as a citizen of the good ole U. S. of A. I have a hard core interest in what is going on now. Even after my attention has elevated and I’m hearing both sides and all, I am just as “in the dark” now as I was in my college days when I only knew what I saw on a billboard or as I tripped over the front page Headlines of the newspaper as I thumbed quickly to the sports page. Politics is a frustrating thing. Palin talked about the $5,000 credit McCain has planned for Americans if he becomes President, and Biden replied about the “bridge that goes nowhere”. That hits home to me more than any other thing, as far as intentions that McCain has. Is that just an effort to “buy” votes? Giving America a $5,000 tax credit appears to me as just a “feel good”, or a band aid, but it has no real long term resolution. I REALLY liked Joe Biden’s point last night following that comment and many others about Barracks approach, I like Barrack’s leadership, I like his facts also. On the other hand, what means more to me than anything else, I am not sure of where he stands with his maker, Jesus Christ.
Why doesn’t Palin and McCain’s “camp” bring up in their ads and commercials about Barrack not putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem? Why don’t they bring up the religious controversy we see in email and U Tube all the time?
I have to pray about this, and pray, and pray, and then I have to make a decision. Right now, I’m only voting Against Obama for spiritual reasons, and not necessarily FOR McCain, and I’d like my vote to be FOR someone rather than a settlement vote.
Am I the only person hoping that all the trash we see on Barrack is falsified information meant to mislead me, so that I can comfortably vote for the person who has the facts straight?
As a disclaimer, I’m NOT a political preacher of sort. I am an open mind trying to figure out what is best for me, my family, the families I represent in the Real Estate and lending world here in Frisco, and my country. This message is not meant to influence anyone’s vote in anyway. Understanding how to best commit to my own vote is what I’m looking for.