Frantic scribbler that I am, I have pages and pages of notes on all variety of subjects, including countless ideas for blog posts. I’ll have to scrap those which relate to the election as the results will make them moot.
I won’t get to all of them the things I wanted to blog on before the election. In this, my first post after waking on Election Day (I had written the two prior pieces before bed and scheduled them to post this morning), I offer a thought on how to handle the results.
I still think John McCain can win this. Should that happen, to my supporters on the blog, I say: do not gloat. Yes, there are many mean-spirited Obama supporters, but many, many more are voting for him in good faih, believing his election would be in the national interest.
Should Obama win, to my adversaries I say: do not gloat. Understand the task at hand, of uniting our nation after a bitter election. Know that we opposed Obama for a great variety of factors. Appreciate the sincerity of our concerns about the Illinois Senator.
Finally, whoever wins, he will be our president, the president of all Americans, those who voted for him and those who voted against him.Â We should all want him to succeed because we want America to succeed.