I don’t know about you but I am happy that the election is over. It wasn’t a pleasant experience. The time leading up to the big day was filled with innuendo and nasty remarks.
As a child you are often told “not to stoop to their level” but many of the candidates seem to have forgotten or misunderstood that message. Not only did I find it distasteful but to a certain extent a little disheartening.
I like to fool myself into believing that our elected representatives are in office because they are altruists who are truly interested in the public good. That naive little boy inside me is just convinced that they will act to improve the life and general welfare of the populace.
And then there is cynic who says WTF is wrong with you. Elected officials are people and that means that a certain percent of them will give into the dark side. They’ll spend most of their time trying to obtain more power or cement what little they have. They’ll work on securing their kingdom and during a few off moments do something that helps someone other than themselves.
Let us hope that this is the start of a new day and that people will work together to try and fix the pieces that are broken and improve all of our lives. Let’s hope that the bickering, finger pointing and blame game ends.
And if we can’t get all of that, well perhaps we can enjoy a short honeymoon in which we all pretend that we like each other and that things will get better because we are going to make them better.