Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Undecided Have to Decide

Decision 2008 is upon us. There are only 17 days left before we go to the polls to elect the electors who will elect the next president. Can I just say that there is something strange and wrong about the electoral college? But that wasn't my point...the point is that there are only 17 days and a brief moment in the voter's booth left to make a decision to help determine who will lead the country for the next four years.

I have been reading over a period of months "Red Letter Christians" by Tony Campolo. The premise is that we shouldn't vote in a bloc, but examine each issue and determine where the major candidates stand and then vote accordingly. Our voting should measure up with the teachings of Jesus found in the New Testament. The problem is we can't mix and match to create a candidate that fulfills that criteria on every issue.

As I read, study and pray I find myself only 17 days away from pulling the lever...


Gwen said...

Hey Gary! Now just 3 days from pulling the lever... have you decided who you are voting for?

I'm one of the many woman boomers that they say are undecided. I go back and forth.

Can I just vote "present"?

GaryWiley said...

I have decided. It wasn't easy as I had to work through layers of rhetoric and reality. As I have weighed it, I believe that I have to break from the way I have always voted.

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