This has been a very divisive presidential nomination campaign season. The different views held by each party are very visible. I imagine that tempers have been this high before, but we did not have all the social media outlets to vocalize our differences. I feel the need to reassure some out there that the end of the world is not going to happen because of our election outcome. With Trump saying there will be riots in the street if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination, we are bound to see unrest. I pray that cooler heads will prevail, and that Trump will burn himself out prior to their big day! I don’t know about you, but I really want to go back to the climate my father grew up in. People didn’t share how they chose to vote. It was private.
“History suggests that both sides should calm down. Despite modern day revisionism, the media elite in New York and Washington believed on Election Night 1980 that Jimmy Carter would beat Ronald Reagan. The same happened in 2004 when exit polls clearly pointed to a John Kerry victory. By late afternoon in Boston, his closest aides were calling him “Mr. President” and in New York everyone in the media world was preparing to tell the world that American voters had risen up and rejected yet another Bush after a single term. Until we take a vote – which, by the way, is one of the reasons that I, like many of you, gave 11 years of my life to military service. That’s what makes American Democracy so magical. We can fret, flail around with our theories, over-analyze and pontificate as to why our side will win. But in the end, it’s still in the hands of Americans. And for that, I remain eternally grateful.”
The previous words (except for the highlighted segue) were written the day before an election by JOE SCARBOROUGH.
Look – we will all survive and I thank GOD that I live in a nation that will wake the morning after the election to the peace that we all cherish. There are many countries, striving for democracy, that wish they had the right to be as angry as many out there.
I grew up practicing – twice a week – how to hide under my elementary school desk or crouch on the floor of the hallway, if I happened to be in the little girl’s room when the big one was dropped. Even though it was Johnson’s ad in the 1964 election, I truly agree with the important statement shared:
“..make a world in which all of God’s children can love each other. (make sure to Vote)..the stakes are always high”
We will all live to fight another political campaign – and we should try to remember that even though we may not agree – WE ARE ALL ENTITLED TO OUR OWN OPINION AND VOTE.