Email to the editor: It was just an election

Posted on November 7, 2012 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Editor: Candidates who bragged ad nauseam that they were business people who “know how to get things done,” clearly didn’t. With gobs of “investment capital” stuffed in their pockets by special interests, they couldn’t even manage the temporary business of winning an election.

But voters who picked Romney over Obama, along with local editorial boards, Chambers of Commerce & kindred spirits who consistently endorsed every loser in the 1st district supervisorial primary & general elections, can still take heart: Independent thinking is a hallmark of democracy, and failure is part of the destructive creativity of capitalism.

Of course, some day someone may clarify the difference between “creative independent thinker” and “totally out of touch with reality” but it needn’t happen today. The economy is improving, the planet did not spin out of orbit. Obamacare won’t be repealed but the birds are singing anyway, the wine is good, the sun is up and so is employment and the stock market.

Those who supported the losers should try to remember: it was just an election. If the results felt like a vaginal probe, the Good News is that your next appointment is not for four years.

Bob Edwards

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