We must acknowledge the differences in the policies and convictions of the candidates. But we need to remember and be thankful for something that we see going on here. Something historic is happening, an African-American is running for president for the first time. Whatever you think about his politics it is a good thing that our country is now ready for a minority candidate to have a real shot at the white house. This is true whether you want to see Mr. Obama there or not, racially this is a step in the right direction.
To ensure that this election will lead to some sort of first, we have on the other ticket a woman running as a vice president candidate. This is also a step in the right direction. We have seen the greatness of female leaders outside our nation before (just ask Dr. Mohler about Margaret Thatcher) and it is good that we are more open to this now.
So in November we are guaranteed an historic event, either we will have our first African-American president or our first female vice-president. Whatever your feelings are about either one's politics this is a positive trend in our nation.
PS - I will not discuss politics on this blog or from the pulpit, this is not an endorsement of any candidate, it is a simple observation. Please read nothing into it.