It’s over. And not much good came out of it. W won the presidency, apparently fair and square. That’s what the people wanted, I guess. So now begins the great experiment. Four years of the same group with significantly less opposition, probably 1-2 supreme court nomination (maybe more….shiver). He now has the popular vote and the electoral vote, so he doesn’t feel obligated to play the middle like he did so well over the last four years, and his career politicking is done, all he is concerned with for next election is getting his brother in there. But no sour grapes here, there’s nothing more I can do about it now except keep watching and keep talking. I think Kerry would’ve done a good or even great jorb, but he failed to separate himself on the real issues. He really needed to take the gloves off. The amazing thing about W is the number of single-issue voters he gets. The zealots, the moralists (whatever that means), the reactionaries, the fearful. I think my favorite is the person who said that they were voting for Bush because Bush doesn’t have a litmus test.
The country is now theirs to do with as they will. I hope that I’m wrong and they do good. If so maybe they’ll have a convert, but sadly I don’t think it’s going to happen.
Social business architect in Portland, Oregon. Soccer addict, beer fan with a hint of wine. Find me on a gorgeous Oregon river when the sun is shining.