The random thoughts of an architect-turned- lawyer from the deep south living in Washington, DC...

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Accepting the verdict

I read a FABULOUS article this morning called "Accept the Verdict" by Anne Applebaum. She says:

"Let's face it: If it's really that close, as it was in 2000, either candidate could plausibly be declared the victor. And the best outcome for the country would always be for the apparent loser to concede and for the nation to hand victory, quickly, to whoever the apparent winner might be. What would, over time, destroy the majority's faith in the process is a system in which every election was litigated or a system in which the result was regularly and doggedly disputed."

Props to Kerry for being the "bigger man". And PROPS to Bush for running a great campaign and getting elected to a second term as President of the United States of America. I hope everyone can now start to move forward. Although I will be the only one, I will be smiling on the streets of DC today!