This could have been a long, drawn out post-election month. This could have been a “recount-from-hell” month. This could have been a damn disaster!
But it wasn’t.
Tons of credit must be given to Senator Kerry for making that potential post-election nightmare go away. By conceding the election, Kerry has shown that he cares more about the health and unity of the country than the denizens who would rather tear this country apart than see the United States come together.
I don’t agree with Kerry’s political policies and apparently a majority of Americans (some 59 million now) don’t either – but you have to agree that by gracefully bowing out of the election, Kerry has reached one of his campaign goals: he’s helped bring the country together.
Perhaps one of the greatest things that Kerry said in his concession speech was that elections should be decided by the voters, not the courts. That’s something that we all should remember in the coming years and decades. It’s the power of the VOTE that matters, not the power of the courts.
Now it’s time for President Bush to take the lead on his campaign promise of bringing the country even closer together. This is going to be a great four years for the President and regardless what the self-professed elite have to say about the end of our country as we know it (more coming on that in a future post), I believe that we can all look forward to a great four years for America.
But – at this point in history, we can thank John Kerry for starting the “unity” ball rolling. If the political extremists can swallow that bitter pill just as Kerry has, then we’ve got a great future ahead of us.