I made a vow

I made a vow a few months ago when Barack Obama was elected president.  I vowed to support him and to pray for him.

I am having a huge problem doing either thing that I promised.  

He is a really smart guy.  But he is so indebted to the people who got him elected that he is unable to fulfill the promise for change that got him elected.

I try not to watch the news, because I’d rather not know what is going on than get angry.  I try not to talk to people about what is going on, because I don’t want to be like the millions of people who spoke ill of President Bush for the past 8 years. 

You see, I want to support my president.  I really do.  I was hoping that my instincts were dead wrong during election season.  I was hoping that all of the people seeking change in him were right.  

I understand that he’s only three weeks into the presidency, but I’ve seen no flicker of change in his administration.  All I’ve seen is a very intelligent man bow down to the pressure of people who have their best interest at heart, not the best interests of this nation.

And it sickens me.

Hopefully things will start to change.  Four years is a lot of time to watch an intelligent man in the hands of puppeteers.

This isn’t me hating on my president.  This is me lamenting the direction in which I see my country heading.

For the record, I don’t think John McCain would’ve been any different.  We had choose the lesser of two evils.  We didn’t have a good choice this year.

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