Monday, January 5, 2009

Norm Coleman should concede defeat

Sometimes when you lose you win. Ask current South Dakota Senator John Thune who chose not to pursure legal and other electoral challenges in his 2002 race against Senator Tim Johnson. He accepted the close margin graciously, and then came back and beat the Sitting Democratic Leader in 2004 election.

Norm Coleman should do what he asked Franken to do earlier: step aside.
Have some class, and live by the standard you would have set for others.
It is easy to talk about moral values, but we need politicians of both parties to live by them.

One of them surely is to treat other people the way you would want to be treated. I would add, even if they don't or wouldn't treat you that way. That is the essence of morality. If we only did the right thing when it was easy or appreciated then it wouldn't take moral values or even be noble.

Al Franken has been declared the winner, and that should end this election season.

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