Posts Tagged ‘ presidential election ’

GOOD MORNING, MR. & MRS. AMERICA

Nov 8th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The article, ‘Taking Pride” in yourself ran for two days and attracted considerable response. That tells me that our audience is ready for good news, encouraging words, uplifting messages that help us cope with the world as it is. Unwilling to back off, America stood up on Election Day and did the best it could. No, everything is not now perfect nor guaranteed to see immediate improvement. Yes, America has chosen a course that affirms possibility and openness to work together.

Was Mr. Romney discredited? No, he just didn’t offer a course and an attitude most of America seems now to desire. His vision was not a shared vision. His hopes were not the majority’s hopes. Let us now look ahead, move with renewed confidence. Let us thank Mr. Romney for bringing into focus those dynamics for which we must now work and dedicate our common energies. Those dynamics include caring for one another, opening the door wide to welcome those whose



NO DO OVERS

Nov 5th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

After tomorrow, assuming there is a clear election and not a deadlock, there will be no do overs. Whoever is elected will be the President for four years. Whoever is elected will be handed the reins of power. Whoever is elected will be tested for integrity, honesty, confidence in his ability to lead, compassion for those he leads. There will be no do overs if your candidate isn’t the one who receives the wreath of victory.

Many before Tuesday will have already cast their vote. Many more want to, but in some quarters, namely Florida as the worst example, are being denied that right and opportunity. What a shamefully blatant act of misused power. There can be no do overs for politicians who make choices that deter the democratic process from working smoothly and well.
There will be no do overs if we discover that the one elected is in fact lacking in the qualities that America is begging for.



HEALTH INSURANCE SHOULD NOT BE A POLITICAL FOOTBALL

Sep 24th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

For those of us past 65, current retirees, the tossing around of health insurance, as a political football, gives us pause. One speech vilifies so called “Obamacare,” while another extols its virtues.

One 24 hour media blitz tells us that health care will not be touched under the Republican candidate, while the next tells us it will be targeted for dissolution on day one of the new administration.

Which is it? Who and what are we trust? Those whose health issues are significant enough to cause pause and worry wonder. It is no small matter to see the political football being tossed to and fro, and