Bush wins, Kerry loses.
I feel very similar to the way I usually feel when the Jets lose that game to knock themselves out of the playoffs. It is sad and frustrating and all too common.
However, every year I pick myself up and say, “This is it. This is the year we are going to win the superbowl.”
I also feel that whenever something bad happens, that something good in the future will balance it out. So in the end, I will have about 50/50 good-bad. So when something bad happens, I say, “Well, I have three great healthy kids. My wife is wonderful. I love what I do for a living. The weather is nice. I am healthy.”
What more can I ask for? National Healthcare? Well, I know in four years what I will say. “This is the one. This time we are going to win the big one!” It is in the darkest hours that one must count their blessings and find joy where it can be found.
Ok, now for some analysis. Kerry lost because:
1. He had less charisma than Bush. (See Glen Lipka Political Law #1 – Charisma wins.)
2. He couldn’t speak in layman. Most people are layman. You have to speak their language.
3. He focused on Iraq. He should’ve focused on the economy.
And Bush won because:
1. He painted Kerry successfully as a weak leader.
2. He energized the right MORE than the democrats energized the left.
3. Nice guys finish last.
If we are lucky the following will not happen in the next four years:
1. Abortion becomes illegal.
2. The draft re-implemented.
3. Nuclear apocalypse.