History in the making

I am a 22-year-old first-time voter, and it disgusts me to read these editorials and letters in our area papers condemning what is occurring with regard to the Florida recount. Sure, it can be tedious and time-consuming, but to those who say that this “fiasco” is disheartening and the candidates should be ashamed of themselves for putting the country through this drama, shame on you for your short-sightedness and utter disregard for the lessons we are all learning from this awesome display of history in the making!

This is a jumpstart that civics teachers across the country have been searching for the past 40 years. Healthy arguments are being entered into, at least among the open-minded. We are more aware than ever that media sources are not unbiased. The actions of the two campaigns in the past weeks have been “predicted” (translated: suggested) by political analysts galore on networks who haven’t grasped the fact that they screwed up. Instead of trying to cover up their mistakes by bringing up new problems before they occur, the analysts should just report the news for what it is and leave the analysis for shows like “Politically Incorrect.” I applaud the Gore campaign for seeing this through to the end, despite pressure from all sides and from within, and, if I could, I would ask the Bush campaign to sit back and let justice run its course or risk being tarnished as the president – who wasn’t presidential.


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