Election Day Voting 2008

The polls have officially closed in Texas, and most points east.  The popular and electoral votes are quickly being disseminated as going to either John McCain or Barack Obama.  I voted at 7:10 a.m. this morning and voted a very specific agenda – I voted for who I really wanted to win because of the side of the issues on which the (former) candidate stood.

Over the last weeks and months I realized quickly that most people do not know what to vote for which leads to dysfunction.  That dysfunction manifests itself in the form of voting against someone (or some party) and results in creating a deeper divide.  Issues are at stake and people are so personality focused that they cannot see the ramificatins of the vote.  I am not picking a side in making this statement because it transcends the aisle.  It is a fundamental flaw in the media driven world in which we live.

Whoever is elected President will be fighting an uphill battle against the other half of the country that did not vote for him.  Which leads to my final point – In a nation of 300 MM people, how is it that we can not raise up one galvanizing leader that draws support regardless of party.

Oh – my vote – “write in” for Mike Huckabee.  My previous posts of his e-mails related to HuckPAC drew me back to voting what I believe in – conservative values, less government, accountablity, and American Pride.

Another Huckabee E-mail – More Direct

I received another e-mail from Mike Huckabee’s HuckPAC.  This one is more direct and certanly points to why Obama is a candidate people really know little about and shows that people are caught up in a “change first” mentality without really examining the structure (alomost sounds like a microcosm of the financial meltdown we are experiencing).  After reading this, ask yourself who you want looking after your rights…

Greetings, Team—
We are one month from the elections and as of today, the poll numbers indicate we have our work cut out for us.  Americans are angry.  VERY ANGRY.  The recent bailout controversy has only stirred the seething rage that is bubbling up among taxpayers.
The sad thing about voter anger is that it’s misdirected.  While there is plenty of blame and fault to go around for both parties, there really is hard evidence that John McCain tried in vain to get attention focused on the totally absurd lending practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that are at the heart of the meltdown.  Barack Obama is the second highest recipient of political cash from the big bosses of these entities, and his chief economic advisor Franklin Raines took over $90 million in bonuses from Fannie Mae.  That’s right—$90 MILLION.  Do you really think that Barack Obama will lead “reform” of a system that he has helped grease?
His radical views on when life begins and his priority of protecting abortion rights over the right to life for the unborn are beyond most of even the most extreme leftists.  His work with ACORN, a radical political organization is especially noteworthy in light of the fact that ACORN received over $760 million in “fees” from banks to help push people into “N.I.N.J.A. loans.”  (These are loans made to people with No Income; No Job; and No Assets, thus NINJA loans.) 
Imagine Obama as President and Democrats holding majorities in the House and with a possible 60 vote margin Senate.

Goodbye, 2nd amendment rights.
Goodbye, protection for the unborn.
Goodbye, tax breaks.
Goodbye, diligence against state sponsored terrorism from rogue governments like Iran, North Korea, and others.
Goodbye, parental rights as a fundamental right to not be supplanted by the government.
Goodbye, holding traditional marriage as one man, one woman for life.
 I’m not ready to accept that.