There’s a bazillion opinions on the results of the presidential debate last night. The last thing needed is another one. Because, in actuality, the only opinion that matters is yours.
Yes, there might be a small number of people who are looking for an excuse to vote one way or the other. But as a general disposition everyone who will vote on November 8th already knew their candidate before the stage show last evening.
As I concluded my own watching of the debate, and the participants/moderator therein, my own thoughts were not about who won or lost – but rather how easy it is to judge the efforts; and yet how challenging it was to step into this breech.
The courage it takes for a non politician to step forward, knowing in advance what opposition will lay ahead. It seems to make much more sense now how candidate Donald Trump spoke about taking that deep breath before going down the escalator in June 2015.
I was reminded of Kambree Nelson’s moment in Costa Mesa California. And in a not-so-unusual way, her words in April speak forward into last night.
So I’ll just leave it at that….
… and remind myself of my responsibility to be deserving of that courage.
Our candidate is doing his part, his best. What am I doing to deserve it?