Friday, October 9, 2009

President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Now there's some news out of the blue.  For me, it's a head scratcher.  I didn't vote for him.  Won't vote for him in the future.  I disagree with nearly every policy the man promotes.  If he is east, I am west.  If he is left, I am right.  You get the picture.....

But Barack Obama is President of The United States of America.  And it's a win for the home team, so I congratulate him.  Now if he'd just drop the Health Care Bill he'd likely win the American Peace Prize.  But, that's wishful thinking on my part.

In my mind and in my heart the President has done nothing politically or diplomatically worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Except possibly in a leadership area that has gone mostly unnoticed by supporters and critics alike.  Barack Obama demonstrably loves his wife and daughters.  I truly enjoy watching the Obamas intereact.  In this old right winger's eyes our President has set an example for the rest of the world leaders on what Loving your Wife looks like.  Perhaps that in itself promotes a lost notion of Peace.

Congratulations, Mr. President.