It wasn’t easy to choose.
Not for many of us and not for our country.
As they lined up to vote over the past two weeks, Americans
waited anxiously to see who would be their next powerful
And then they realized a powerful leader wasn’t an option.
The last two presidential elections have not come down to which
candidate was the best, but instead to which candidate was not the
We are the most powerful country in the world. We are on the
brink of discovery and the brink of exploration.
We need an obvious leader. But our two-party system didn’t offer
Neither presidential candidate managed to win the American
people’s hearts and minds, and now we’re stuck with another
election that was not completed on the day it should have been –
Regardless of who wins this year’s election, close to half the
country will be disappointed. Disappointment is inevitable when
politics are involved, but usually a distinct majority gets what it
Not this time.
Four years from now, we want to be able to vote for someone
about whom we are passionate.
President Bush has done some good things while in office, but
judging from the close election this year, he hasn’t done enough.
And Sen. John Kerry simply has not established himself as a strong
We want someone who, while he or she might not stand for
everything we stand for, will unite the country, rather than divide
it along party lines. He or she should make people leap across
partisan lines because they believe he or she will lead them.
We have to make it through the next four years. But let’s hope
that in 2008 there is a candidate who people can be proud to stand
for, and not just stand with.