Election results…


It’s official. Kerry conceded. So much for the Washington Redskins. It’s probably better this way. Bush won flat out. There’s no recount, no popular vote dispute, no sitting around for months thinking that maybe the results will change. Ultimately, there is nothing to blame it on but the American people, of which I am a part.
This country has survived it’s share of idiotic presidents. We can survive four more years of this one… at least that’s what I’m telling myself.


3 responses

  1. Ok, what is it about Massachusetts guys running for President? I can think of no incumbent president going back to at least Hoover who should have been so easily defeated as Dubya.
    Yet, while Kerry got it right that Iraq is the wrong war, at the wrong time, in the wrong place, he ceded to the Bush campaign the right to pick every battle, battlefield and time. Reminds one a lot of Dukakis minus the goofy tank commander hat.
    If there is anything positive to come of the pathetic campaign, it’s that had Kerry won, Iraq would have buried his presidency as it will Bush. In the meantime, hundreds if not thousands of Americans will die in the fiasco. I suspect that that makes it little consolation.
    But to give hope, I suggest Barbara Tuchman’s “The March of Folly”. Maybe hope isn’t the word, but we’ve been here before and survived, so I guess that counts for something.

  2. I wonder if it has anything to do with the perceived “East Coast snobbery.” (Actually, after living here, maybe it’s more than perceived… Bostonians generally consider all of “flyover country” to be the same.) In talking to Bobby, a man who didn’t really seem want to vote for Bush, one of the reasons he wouldn’t vote for Kerry was because he was from Boston. Maybe it is true that democrats can only win with a southerner.
    You know who I would have loved to see run, even if he was too short? Paul Wellstone.