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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Nov 5, 2008

We offer hearty CONGRATULATIONS to the victors in Tuesday’s General Election!

While most managed to pull off clean-cut campaigns, we sincerely hope the goal of the newly elected now will be to live up to promises made along the political trail and to do the best possible job in the office or position that will be occupied come Friday, Jan. 2, 2009.

We know there will be a grace period of sorts a period in which time is needed to become fully acclimated with the new duties, tasks and expectations associated with the brand new title. We hope the transition is made smooth as possible for all newly elected so the business of government on the local, state and national levels will not feel any unforeseen bumps that could trickle down to the day-to-day lives of every constituent.

To those who fought a hard and honest fight but had to yield the coveted victory, we say thank you for your interest and admiration in a system that has withstood the short test of time in this great nation of ours. It goes without saying that we applaud your valiant determination to seek office because without your interest in the political arena, the election process would not work as it is intended.

You too deserve a pat on the back from all of us because you sought a position that could, perhaps, have used your level of knowledge and insight. There’s nothing to hold any of you from trying again next time. That’s the beauty of the Democracy in the United States of America!

A sincere thank you also goes to those incumbents who chose not to seek re-election or did not win this time around. Your attention to the position you held is very much appreciated and will not be forgotten.

Now is the time for all of us to put the past behind us and look to a bright future starting in January. We hope that beginning with 2009, prospects for all of us will be steady and strong due to the leadership of the newly elected.