There is no way to sugar-coat it. We lost.
The American people voted for the status quo. Don’t ask me to explain it because I can’t. I don’t even want to think about it right now.
I am going to be taking a break from blogging. This is something I have been thinking about for quite some time. I honestly can’t say when or even if I will be back. I really need to clear my head before I make any decisions. I have some real life stuff I need to deal with.
I love you all, you are my friends. May the deity of your choice bless and keep you.
Until we meet again.
I haven’t changed my mind about taking a sabbatical, I just haven’t left the premises yet. There are a few loose ends I want to tie up.
This election has been very traumatic for many of us, and for good reason. At times like this we need to do the patriotic thing and accept defeat gracefully. Our democracy depends on it.
In many other places a closely contested race like the one we just participated in would result in violence or even civil war. It’s easy to support majority rule when you are on the winning side. The really hard part is losing – it requires advanced citizenship.
It’s time for us to suck it up and be good citizens.
Mitt Romney is a better man than me – I am not going to congratulate Barack Obama or his supporters. But I accept that the people have spoken and he is the winner and he will be our president for another four years. I sincerely hope they turn out better than the last four.
I am not going to do a post-mortem on the Romney campaign or try to predict what will happen over the next four years. There will be plenty of other people doing that. I just want to say that I have faith that we will endure. Both as individuals and as a nation we will find a way to muddle through somehow, some way.
Our ancestors survived far worse.
Vox populi, vox Dei