Let's assume for a moment that yesterday's vote was reversed, and John Kerry had won the popular vote by 3.5 million votes, and was winning in Ohio by 135,000 votes. What would George Bush have done? Bush would recognize that our nation wants clarity, our nation wants closure. My bet is that Bush would have demonstrated the honor and integrity to concede defeat. My bet is that Bush would have congratulated John Kerry, and asked our nation to support the president for the next 4 years.
But John Kerry is not that kind of man. Kerry campaigned vigorously to divide this nation, rich vs. poor, black vs. white, everyone vs. Bush. Kerry worked tirelessly to undermine George Bush's policies, his character, and legitimacy as Commander-in-Chief. What does he hope to accomplish today by stubbornly refusing to admit defeat? With this latest charade, it seems that Kerry is intent on promoting his divisive agenda beyond election day. I suspect he's also hoping to build the case that our president does not have a clear mandate of the people, which might undermine the legitimacy of Bush's second term.
Regardless of Kerry's slash and burn politics, his agenda is not supported by the majority of our nation, as over 58 million Americans cast their ballots in favor of George Bush. Unfortunately, Kerry does not have the honor nor the integrity to concede graciously. He'd rather pursue his divide America and undermine Bush strategy to the bitter end.
His exit from the American political scene can't come soon enough.