Can you put it aside?

@newtondak (3950)
United States
November 3, 2008 7:39am CST
If your candidate is not elected, will you be able to put aside party politics and your feelings about your candidate to support our new President...or will you spend the next four years nitpicking and criticizing the new administration?
3 responses
@evanslf (485)
3 Nov 08
So long as there is a clean winner and I don't get the impression that the election was stolen through some shennanigans, then I would have no problem accepting the outcome of the election. I hope in fact there is a clear winner, so we don't get all this 'he stole it' stuff, etc. If there is a clear winner, then the American people will have spoken and behoves all of us to accept the result, even if we may not like it.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I also agree that we should support our President so long as his policies don't infringe upon our freedoms or degrade our country.
@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I agree with this. We need a clear winner. The last thing we need is arguing over a "stolen" election. If there is an obvious winner, then I will accept it whether or not it is MY candidate.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I'm also hoping that there is a winner declared soon after the results are in - not like 2000 when it was January before it was actually declared. I don't think that would be good this time - there are too many radicals on both sides that might cause problems.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I don't support elected officials just because they're elected officials. The president is no exception. If he does good things, great for him. If not, I'll complain about it. I never was one for mindless following.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I don't believe in mindless following either, but I do think it is good for other countries to see that the majority of the American people support their President. Anything to the contrary can very well lead to them taking advantage of the situation.
• United States
3 Nov 08
I'm not a party person, so I won't have a problem setting aside party politics. I've never carried them. On the other hand, I'll question the decisions made by the president no matter who is elected so that I understand what is actually going on with my country. I don't believe that support is blind acceptance. I can still support my government and my country while questioning and disagreeing with the decisions that the president makes.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
3 Nov 08
You are absolutely right - we can support them and still keep alert for things that might not be in the best interest of our country.