My blogger pal and old college roommate Christine, put out the question, "who are you voting for?" She is hoping to get the conversation going. She has a link up for anyone willing to put there opinion in writing and link back.
So this is my answer. I don't know. I know you are thinking "cop out" but honestly I do not know.
I have been thinking and reading and yes... PRAYING. I still don't know.
There are reasons on both sides that give me pause. I am concerned by the thought that possibly oldest president could be replace by someone with such little experience. I think Palin is fiesty and spunky and smart. But is that enough? I love that she is a mom doing it all. (I wish I could figure out how to do that) I appreciate the pro-life stance on that side of the ticket and I am still trying to sort through the truth on Obama's votes regarding "live infant birth". My respect and admiration for McCain and his service to our country go beyond words. The courage and determination he showed in Vietnam is sheer heroism. I believe he has a true faith in God and is a Christian.
I also believe that Obama is Christian. I have read much on this subject. I truly appreciate how he dedicated his professional life before politics to serving those in need. I respect the work he and his wife have done and think it could add so much to our countries policies. I think Biden has experience in foreign affairs that make up for what Obama may not know. I am overwhelmed with the financial situation our country finds itself and the state we are in for oil dependence. I believe we do need change... I just don't know what all needs to change.
SO you see... I am still working through this. I know some of you may be all " that is crazy... aren't you a good Christian... vote Republican" But what I think is important is that I vote the way I think Jesus would have me vote and frankly people, He has not told me. I am looking forward to the debates and will be watching and listening closely and praying.
I hope you are doing the same. One thing I KNOW for sure, God is in control and HE will determine who wins this election.