It has been two days since we (if you’re registered) went out, chose our leaders, and fed that ballot to the polling machines. The partial results have given us an idea of the official results.
I’ve been hearing a lot of noise, with regards to the partial Presidential and Vice Presidential election results. Some of them have me shaking my head in disbelief. Better to look at a free credit report than these comments.
Here’s what I have to say, outlined in bullet points. This is addressed to the supporters of candidates who have already conceded defeat.
* Voting is over, and some of the candidates have graciously conceded to the candidates in the lead, and offered to help our new leaders. If you truly love our country and desire change, why don’t you do the same instead of promoting elitism and divisiveness?
* How can you keep harping on about other people’s immaturity and lack of intelligence when you’re acting like a 6 year old who was not able to get his way?
* If you truly care for our country, why are you rooting for our new leaders’ downfall and failure? Shouldn’t you be hoping for the best?
The fact of the matter is, it’s done. Other candidates have accepted defeat, and the least we can do now is to look beyond May 10, 2010, set aside our egos, and see what we can do to help repair this nation. I understand why other people are feeling frustrated about the outcome of the elections. I, too, was disappointed when only a few candidates from my dream senate slate got into the Top 12. But I am also aware that I’ve done my part by voting, and there is nothing else I can do. Let’s just suck it up and work together.
This is probably going to be my last election-related blog entry. Tomorrow, everything’s back to normal.