A non-victory and no parade


 

Motorized cable cars ferrying the San Francisco Giants make their way during a ticker-tape parade celebrating …

A million people are said to have gathered in the streets to greet the Giants in the aftermath of their World Series victory today.  It was a day for celebrating victories all around the country politicians are making speeches about victories and defeats.  For the gaming industry in Maine, Maryland, Missouri and Iowa the gaming propositions on the ballot passed.  In Nevada, the candidate that got the majority of Nevada’s gaming industry support, Harry Reid was also successful.  However, the rest of results from the election are less clear than the World Series.
No one is suggesting that Texas lost the World Series; it is clear to everyone that the Giants played better in the post season than any other team and therefore won the ultimate prize of the sport.  In the election, the results were not so clear, losing was as often the case as winning; meaning some candidates were elected because the voters did not want the opponent, not on the strength of their platform or campaign rhetoric.  My granddaughter asked me what I thought of the Reid victory, it is not an easy question to answer.  I am not sure Reid won, I think it is equally possible to say Angle lost.  Certainly, President Obama in his statements is admitting his party lost many of the elections, often because of national issues and the performance of the president.
Even the new leader of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives says his party did not win as much as the opposition lost.  He is calling for small considered steps and does not believe his party has a mandate to run radically in any direction.  Personally I could not have asked for a better outcome.  No party can dictate to the other in either house, that means everyone has to engage in serious debates and be willing to listen to the opposition and make compromises.  The San Fransisco Giants got the only victory parade that will be held this year.
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