Last night, before any results were in but the misleading exit polls, I started to write a 'victory' post and a 'concession' post...but then I realized they should be one in the same. That should be the American way...one in the same.
It's over. Thank God. It's over and it's time to put the blame-shifting, the hate, the 527s and the bickering to rest. It's over and it's time for the Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives and Liberals to come together on as many issues possible. Our enemy has never been John Kerry and nor has it been George Bush...but it is, and has been for the last 15 or so years, Al Qaeda and fanatics who believe and practice fundamentalist Islam.
It's over. It's over and it's time to stop arguing whether we should be in Iraq. Instead lets unify behind our troops and win in Iraq. Let's unite and deal with Iran and north Korea. Let's unite and find Saddam's Weapons of mass destruction in Syria. Let's unite to continue to rebuild our economy that Bin Laden thought would collapse after 9/11 but is steadily on the mend. Let's unite to find a way to make sure all Americans have health care through medical liability reform. Let's unite to keep jobs from going overseas by making our allies adhere to trade laws. Let's unite to heal the wounds that a pro-longed political season has inevitable inflicted.
It's over --so let's begin to faze out all the terrible things that have been said about both candidates and come together to defeat a common enemy. Let us humbly accept the will of the people regardless of the result...and be thankful we have the opportunity to be heard even when we don't prevail.
It's over and let us hope that a concession comes from the side that loses...that the election doesn't needlessly draw out in frivolous lawsuits and partisan contention. We are the greatest country in the world...with the most opportunity, the best military, the most legal dissent, the most diversity...and hopefully -soon -the strongest unity...