2004-11-05 / Editorial/Opinion

In Record Numbers, The People Have Spoken

Although doubt about the outcome of the presidential election lasted until late on Wednesday morning, there is little doubt that the battle between George W. Bush and John Kerry generated more excitement and more votes than any election in recent memory – probably since John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon went head to head in 1960. Democracy demands that the people speak every four years about who they want as president and more than eighty percent of those eligible to vote did just that in 2004. That is a victory for America. It is also clear that the electorate in general and the nation as a whole is split down the middle between conservatives and progressives, with the nation becoming increasingly more conservative each year. The task that now faces George W. Bush is to heal that split and bring the nation together to address the common goals of national security and an increasing quality of life for all Americans. The people have spoken and they have done so in a clear and loud voice. It is time for all of us to now accept the decision and to move ahead to a better future.

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