America didn't "make a mistake" yesterday...
Cruising through a number of blogs today, many of them, especially non-US ones, seem to have the overwhelming opinion that America made a mistake yesterday.
No, we didn't.
We have a democratic form of government that says everyone of a certain age is allowed to vote. Whoever gets the most votes, wins. Except for that ugly little electoral college/popular vote thing, but I digress. We had more people vote yesterday in terms of voter turnout than we've had in over 35 years. Bush won the popular vote by around 3.5 million. Bush also won the electoral college vote by the required 270. There were no Florida debacles (at least that we know of) this time around. The American public spoke, and this is what they said... We want George Bush to be president for the next four years.
That may not have been the candidate I wanted. It may not have been the best choice in my opinion. I'll even concede that it may not have been a *wise* choice based on your point of view. But was it a mistake?
Not if you believe and participate in a democratic form of government.
My response would be to take Joe Litton's advice... Get involved and stay involved.
And turn off those insipid reality shows...