This is going to get contentious.
But the country will be better for the discussion.... if it is a discussion. Yes the President should be contesting results that are close, so should candidate Biden. This is a time for very serious people to be very serious.
And very accurate.
We have an incredible ego in this country. We keep saying it is the greatest country in the world and in history. We have backed up this claim on many occasions and many people from other countries have looked to us for help and a better life because we have backed up those claims.
At our worst, for the most part, we're still pretty good..... because we can be great by acknowledging when we're not and working to fix it. It takes excruciatingly long sometimes.
This is Thursday. The election was Tuesday. This is not excruciatingly long.
We've become impatient children wanting what we want NOW!!!!
Relax, be calm, be diligent, be watchful and be accurate.
I have many friends who want it to be accurate for the exact same reasons I want it to be accurate even though we want exact opposite results. America will not be great at all if we are not accurate. If we are not true.
And accuracy and factualness will require challenges and scrutiny and....yes....time. Even if one candidate is projected at 270 today or tomorrow, there will still be work to be done to verify, without a doubt, the outcome.
So let's take a breath and let the process work.
Yes, let's keep a watchful eye. Yes let's check in with the news sources we trust most and if we get tired of the same discussions being had by the same people, look at the "other guy's" network or even better, look at some other offerings out there and see where that takes you in understanding the news of the day better.
Today I walked out into nature on November 5, 2020 and realized that I was really missing quite a beautiful day.
Life is still happening out there.
I watched a sparrow bounce from twig to twig, I have no idea what he was thinking or doing, but it seemed important....and it also seemed free.
"That sparrow is more free than me," I thought.
That was a bit of perspective I needed.
Sadly I popped back onto my phone a few seconds later to see what was happening with Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia. Uggh!
Breathe! We'll get there.
TOP: Illustrations of the candidates from an on-going series I do in my art world life. Portraits through my beer glass of politicians. I did a whole series of all 45 presidents to accompany some observations by a colleague, Eric Wise, who is fascinated with our history and presidents. That can be found here!