Tuesday, November 02, 2004

After the election results are in, I promise to:
  • Support the President, even if I didn't vote for him.
  • Criticize the President, even if I did vote for him.
  • Uphold standards of civilized discourse in blogs and in media while pushing both to be better.
  • Unite as a nation, putting country over party, even as we work together to make America better.
ELECTION DAY REMINDERS: Let’s get a couple of things out of the way before today’s votes are counted.

You have the right to vote. You do not have the right to see the man of your choice in the White House.

If George W. Bush wins the election, the world will still spin on its axis. Canada will not grant you asylum. If John Kerry wins the election, America will still be America. Australia will not grant you asylum.

People who vote for the other guy aren’t stupid, brainwashed, or evil. They are your friends and family. Someone you love will almost certainly cancel your vote. (My wife cancels out mine.)

If, by some chance, everyone you know votes for the loser it won’t mean the election was stolen. It will only show that you live in a bubble.

If this thing is close (the victor could easily win by 0.1 percent) try not to read too much into it. We’ll still be closely divided.

If the election doesn’t go your way, don’t pop off as though America were Guatemala under the generals. You’ll get lots of attention, but it won’t be the kind you want. People will laugh, not near you but at you.
Michael Trotten at Instapundit.com

In conclusion, congratulations to the victor, whomever he may be, and may it all be decided tonight, without any of the nonsence from 2000.


At 8:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

check this out:

Your lovely wife, who for once didn't cancel your vote :)

At 5:12 PM, Blogger girlzoot said...

This is a wonderful sentiment, but it seems like a lot of your work, or your political writing has dropped off. Would be ncie to see you fire up on some recent things that are going on...


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