Wednesday, November 03, 2004

A Welcome End, Quicker Than Expected

All over the news now that Kerry has called Bush to concede the election. Apologies to the Senator for my previous post. Al Gore sort of poisoned the well of perception regarding Democratic candidates. I can accept holding off until this morning as within the bounds of decency. Good show, old chap.

Kerry seems to have made the choice that he'd rather become the next Walter Mondale than the next Al Gore. A good choice, I must say. Within Democratic circles, Mondale is a revered elder statesman. Gore is seen as a loser and a bit off his rocker.

And Senator Edwards? The running mate who didn't bring his own home state (the one with the famous mill his daddy used to work at) a single point closer to the Democratic ticket than they got in 2000? He might want to reconsider challenging Hillary for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

Anyway, it's over. No doubt Kerry's droning concession speech will be carried live everywhere. I don't plan to catch it, but I'm pretty sure there will be a theme about the nation being too divided in there. Granted. But the way to unity is not to keep comparing the president to Hitler and accusing Republicans of destroying the Constitution and instituting a theocracy, just because we go to church and we vote.

Sounds like Kerry is willing to back off of this stuff now that the election is over. How many other Democrats will follow suit? And how many will be willing to condemn their favorite moonbats when they cross the line?


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