The Malay Mail
The audacity of hoping for political maturity
“The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this, we can’t risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people’s work ... I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. And so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation.” — Governor Mitt Romney
THE above paragraphs are taken from the victory and concessions speeches of the two men who ran America’s most divisive and expensive elections in over 100 years.
It was bitterly fought, through three debates, calling each other’s bluff and coining new phrases like “Romneysia” and “Obamabaloney”.