By Marc Campos

The Day After
By Marc Campos

Next Wednesday should be interesting. About half of America is going to be on the losing side of the election. Don't expect them to take their loss in stride. The losers are going to be very, very angry.

The USA is a divided nation today. We see it played out every day. The campaigns and the 527s contribute to the divisiveness. The animosity and tension that this election has created has even been the subject of several TV news stories and newspaper articles.

It is ridiculous to believe that we can come together the day after. Words and olive branches will be of little use. If W wins, some say that he needs to reach out and return to his bipartisan ways. Not likely. Remember, he was only bipartisan as Guv because he had to. He had a Democratic controlled state house of representatives. If he has a GOP congress, forget about it.

Let's also not forget that we are a nation divided because of W's policies. We've learned too that W has a problem with admitting to mistakes. He'll continue to pursue his flawed agenda.

If Kerry wins, he is more likely to move toward bringing this nation together. He will reach out and work with GOP leaders in congress. He will rely on personal friendships across the aisle to bridge the great divide.

On the other side of the equation are the losers. They may very well decide that they want to stay angry and wait for the 2006 and 2008 elections. Wednesday is going to be very interesting.

October 29, 2004, 9:50AM

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