Considering the history of American voters in the past, when the economy is a large factor, I wonder what the strategy will even be? Can the democrats afford to let Obama run again? If they do, are the smart enough to do so, expecting him to lose, therefore stick the Republican candidate with the task of trying to fix what may be permanently broken? Is there some thing we do not know about, that will “miraculously” improve the economy before November 2012?
With numbers like shown above, it is hard for me to imagine that Obama can win, but I never count my chickens before they hatch. Time will tell. I have not even chosen a candidate. I am not sure there is a candidate in any party, that I would not choose over the current President, but there still seem to be a surprising number (to me) that are sticking by him.
However it turns out, I always assume that nothing surprised God, He is still in control, and even if the U.S. were to totally self destruct, even that is part of His plan for His purposes, and I am o.k. with that. Still, I take voting as a serious duty of a Christian. I cannot stand by, failing to act or participate, just because I see no perfect candidates. I will always try to at least, elect a lessor of evils. To fail to do so, to me, is morally equivalent to voting for a worse evil, and I cannot do that.
It is a long way until the next election, long enough for us to get in a lot of serious prayer for the candidate, the election, the U.S., Israel, and the world. If we are not salt and light, then we are tolerating sand and darkness. I invite you to join me in praying for leaders in families, businesses, politics, the church. For good or for evil, they effect all of us, so they are a good subject for prayer.