Congratulations to Barack Obama! I do not like his politics around abortion, and I am under no illusions that the rhetoric of the campaign will not translate completely into a new reality (economic restraints and all that) but he is the outstanding personality of this generation of political leaders.
Here in NZ - a small note for overseas readers - our political arena has little or no religious factor. Last night we had a TV debate between the two candidates to be prime minister after this coming Saturday's election. Here is a report on one point in the debate:
"Both said they did not believe in God or in an afterlife, and that it was a woman's right to choose on abortion."
Oh, well, at least we Christians can make our choices purely on the basis of policy considerations!!