Democracy is not a sham. It's working now.
In spite of the high blown rhetoric about what's good for the country, I think it's important to remember what this is all about. It's a political issue. All the spinning in the world about what's noble and right means little. All the name calling in the world such as suggesting that Democrats are stealing the election, Republicans are being arrogant, etc. etc. is silly. It comes down to this, do we the people want Bush or Gore?
The election isn't over until the fat lady sings.
BTW, Ralph Nader is another politician now. He's thrown his hat into the ring and he is part of the system. He may lose his creditability as a powerful consumer advocate as a result. He will have inadvertently helped Bush to win. Would he make a good president? Some think so and that it their political decision.
As President Clinton so aptly put it, "The people have spoken and it will take time to find out what they mean."
Anger, name calling, high-flown spinning rhetoric...it's all part of the rough world of politics. It's democracy and I love every moment of it because it works.
Nobody said it was going to be easy.
Politics has gotten a bad name now and it's ludicrous for politicians to accuse other politicians of politicizing issues as if they themselves are somehow exempt from the process. I hope the election plays out because I am so happy that people have suddenly woke up from their deep political sleep and are finally engaged.
Isn't this what we want to show the rest of the world, that we care about our political process? Isn't this what our forefathers gave their lives for?