Wednesday, November 03, 2004


The Kerry-Edwards campaign isn’t conceding.


It’s been a horrible night, in the truest sense of the word. I’ve felt horror. Despair.

And now I feel a moment of gratitude, almost a moment of grace, and I wish I could shake the hands of my candidates and simply tell them, “Thank you for not giving up. Thank you for fighting.”

America deserves it — certainly the half that voted Democratic this year, and the half that did so in 2000, surrendering too easily and finding only a betrayal of bipartisanship, an assumption of an absent mandate. Because of that betrayal, our half knows it has nothing at all to gain by conceding. And everything to lose.

So I would add to my thanks to the Democratic candidates, “Thank you for fighting honorably.”

And I would tell them, “Good night,” and hope for a better morning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. Thank goodness there has not been a concession yet.

I'm having a really hard time with the idea that my countrypeople may have re-elected a proven idiot. A proven failure. What. is wrong? with these people?

Still holding out hope. Thank goodness the race hasn't been called or I wouldn't have been able to get out of bed this morning. We were at Copley-- glad we didn't wait for JK to show up. But as long as he hasn't conceded, I'm still a tiny bit happy.