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Vote For the Man Behind the Issues

November 3rd, 2008

This Tuesday, the American people will elect the next President of the United States of America. This is not something that should be taken lightly. Each citizen has the responsibility to research the candidates and choose the one that most closely represents their beliefs. The real key to choosing a president though, lies not in the issues they support or the promises they spout. The key is in selecting the man with the best character.

If the man you pick to be president has character similar to your own they will likely come to similar conclusions about important issues. You don’t need to know about all the campaign promises they have made. The only thing you have to know is whether or not you trust their decision making ability and the character they use to make those decisions. If you do, then there is little reason to worry about what they say on each and every issue. The only question you have to ask yourself is, “Which candidate has a belief system that is closest mine?”

The reason you don’t need to care that much about the issues being discussed is that they aren’t going to matter during the next president’s term. Some of them will be dealt with, most will not. The thing that will define the next presidency is unknowable. The unknown and how they handle it is what will really matter for the next president. This is why America needs to think about the man behind the issues. Taxes, health care, education, and war are all secondary to the character of the person we elect.

I will not go into any details about each of our candidates. Reading just about any post I have written will let you know where I stand on this election. This post isn’t about the current candidates or even the current election. It is about the process of electing the leader of the free world. We are effectively making one of these men the most powerful man in the world. This post is about putting that into perspective. When you think about this duty we have in those terms, taxes and health care don’t really matter. The thing that matters is the character of the man, and which direction that man is going to lead America. I encourage everyone to consider this as they decide who to pull the lever for on Tuesday.

Author: Derek Clark Categories: 2008 Election Tags: , ,