I was speaking to a group of students (mostly conservatives) yesterday. Like me, they were a little disturbed about losing the election. There are many good reasons to have reservations about Obama. For me, the most notable has been the friendliness of his voting pattern toward abortion.
However, it would be a mistake morally, spiritually, and intellectually to be against him right from the start. We have to hope and pray that he will be a good and successful president. I can think of few things better than for him to be president for several years and for all to agree that he had served wisely and well.
I pray God will be much with him as he makes his first decisions.
I pray President Obama will search his own soul carefully.
I pray for his success to the benefit of the American people.
Something else. It knocked me off kilter to not have a white man be president. I mean that in a good way. I went to Target where a gracious African-American woman opened up a register to allow me to check out more quickly. I looked at her while I paid for my purchases and thought, “For the first time ever, the president of the United States is one of you rather than one of me.” This has to be a very good time for African-Americans. I am glad for them. This should help heal some legitimately sore old wounds.
Let him be a great statesman from this day on.