Saturday, November 10, 2012

Malaysia: Political maturity

 The Malay Mail

The audacity of hoping for political maturity

Friday, November 09, 2012 - 16:03

“We may have battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future. The Romney family has chosen to give back to America through public service and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.” — President Barack Obama

“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”.

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