Monday, November 03, 2008

Presidential Election Made Easy...

Tomorrow is the day...

The day all the preliminary mudslinging will end. Though there will no doubt be a good bit of backwash and blame-shifting, soon the rubber will hit the road and the person with the most votes will begin to emerge with an actual manifestation of what's been inside all along. The challenge with debates is just that, they are debates. The primary objection seems to gain status in the polls, while downplaying the alternative candidate, rather than transparently communicating what they actually stand for and will do once in office. If only we could read between the lines and see beyond the smiles...

Wouldn't be nice if this whole campaigning deal was less of a debate and more of a dance? Perhaps, during this visible manifestation, what resides inside would be brought out into the light of the dance floor. What if it were as easy as watching "Dancing with the Star"? And our votes won were not merely the result of pre-scribed teleprompter rhetoric, rather the authenticity of character stepped out on the dance floor of life...?

May the prayer of Job become the prayer of the current Presidential candidates:

"If I have walked with falsehood
or my foot has hurried after deceit—
let God weigh me in honest scales
and he will know that I am blameless—
if my steps have turned from the path,
if my heart has been led by my eyes,
or if my hands have been defiled,
then may others eat what I have sown,
and may my crops be uprooted."
(Job 31:5-8)

And may God be active with the tomorrow's winner as the writer of Proverbs declared,

"In their hearts human beings plan their course,
but the LORD establishes their steps."
(Proverbs 16:9)

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