Painful Viewing

I thought I would watch the presidential “debate” tonight between Obama and McCain. I watched it for about 5 minutes and couldn’t stomach any more of it. It is almost painful to watch the two of them search for words. Neither of them have anything of substance to say. McCain says that the answer to our troubles is more bi-partisanism, when that is exactly the kind of thing that has gotten us into trouble. He keeps touting the same “bi-partisan” record and that is the one thing that I dislike the most about him. I’m honestly not all that hyped-up about Palin either, although I suspect that there are a lot of things (more than we’ll ever know) that she would love to say, but can’t because she has to support McCain. She is probably more conservative than him, but will not be able to show it as long as they are yoked. What a disappointment this election is. I want to know where some of these young conservative guys are, like Rick Santorum and others who have conservative ecomomic and social policies. I’d like to see the Republican ticket flooded with guys like that, and I know they’re out there. I just want to know where.


About Rev. Paul L. Beisel

Graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN in 2001 (M Div.) and 2004 (S.T.M.); LC-MS Pastor and Adjunct Instructor for John Wood Community College; Husband of Amy and father of Susan, Elizabeth, Martin, and Theodore.
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4 Responses to Painful Viewing

  1. Dan @ Necessary Roughness says:

    I thought McCain did better tonight. He was center-right rather than center-left. He was forced to defend himself against the tax cuts for the rich deal that Obama said several times.

    I’m still leaning Chuck Baldwin. Yeah I know he’s a minister, but a Ron Paul endorsement is a good thing. 🙂

  2. Rev. Eric J Brown says:

    Oh, if only Ron Paul had somehow pulled off the nomination – then at least the debates would have been interesting.

  3. Anonymous says:

    As a Pastor you should be leading the way to pray for John McCain and Sarah Palin, their faith, and increased leadership abilities. They are the only Pro-Life option, so they need prayer. You should be encouraging prayer that convicts the hearts of believers to be sure and vote, to vote for life, and the salvation of this country. Your whining complaints are a mirror of the complete lack of resolve in this country, which is in fact the reason we are in the sound bite mode. The people who are supposed to be leading us, our pastors, community leaders, and our elected officials aren’t. You need to stop griping and step up with a positive message to lead those who look to you for leadership. Or you could stop blogging and go hide in the darkness.

  4. Dan @ Necessary Roughness says:

    “Your whining complaints are a mirror of the complete lack of resolve in this country”

    Well that’s gonna win some votes!

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