I think I have figured out what has been troubling me so much. It seems that as good a candidate as Obama was, he was flawed in one tragic way: his view on abortion. It seems to me that anyone who values life surely would view this as an awful flaw of his. It's hard for me to contemplate those who are passionate about defending life rejoicing vociferously over his election win. It would seem that this one flaw would have to put a damper on an otherwise historic day in America.
What I want to know more than anything is if my closest friends who voted for Obama will weep with me when the Freedom of Choice Act is signed into law. I want to know if they will question the wisdom of their vote, not in a sense of a desire for me to be right, but because that will tell me something about them that I need to know is there, at the very root of who I've always thought they were. I have a hard time seeing my friends who voted for Obama be happy over the election. I wish they were muted and sad. I wish they could view their vote for Obama as the unfortunate clear choice that they felt they had to make, considering who was running against him, but that they regretted with everything in them that Obama was pro-choice.
I've been told that I'm a sore loser. How can any Christian rejoice unequivocally that Obama got into office? Shouldn't the "winners" be shedding tears too? Shouldn't their excitement be tempered by sadness at the mistakes that Obama will make over the issue of life?
I'm having a really, really hard time coming to terms with this. I wish I saw some sorrow in my pro-life friends over the victory of Obama. I don't get it when I don't see any sign of that there.