Thursday, November 06, 2008

Supporting a presidential candidate vs. supporting the president

Grrr...this morning I watched a clip of some news show commenting on Elizabeth Hasselbeck's announcement on The View that she was going to " get in a long line of supporters for this president". And I have seen oodles of interpretations that this means that Hasselbeck is eating crow, or that finally she is seen the light, after realizing that most of America supports Obama, so she should too.

It makes me sad that people don't see it for what it is. Respect for the election process, respect for fellow citizens' rights to choose a common president, and respect for the winner of that election and the future leader of the US.

Hasselbeck certainly didn't support Obama the presidential candidate, but she WILL support Obama the POTUS.

It just makes it obvious, that had tables been turned, and the majority of the US had voted for McCain, many people "wouldn't see the light" and support the president. Well, I say that like it's hypothetical.

We have had the 2 past elections to prove that point.


Blogger Heidi said...

I could not agree more with you! I saw the same clip and heard them say that about Elisabeth H. and was like WHAT? Reports just don't get it some days. Well said!

2:24 PM  
Blogger airforcewife said...

They totally don't want to "get it." Because if they understand someone else is being respectful, it points out the fact that they themselves were anything BUT respectful.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Only $19.95 said...

Graceful resignation. I am very, very curious to see how this starts to play out....

12:57 AM  

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