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How a Bitter Election Will End

Delta Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 3:57 PM
Such an idealist. Having lived through the mlk-inspired riots on the west side of Chicago and read of the many similar street riots and looting after a decision that one group of people resents, I hope the country's police are prepared for the troubles that just may occur on November 7th after their savior, the first mulatto president, is voted back to the south side of Chicago. Or, as publicized today, to a $35 million-dollar mansion in Hawaii.
Last month, a New York Times story noted "an extraordinary event" in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. President Mikheil Saakashvili, whose human rights record is not exactly the gold standard, "conceded defeat in parliamentary elections," saying gamely that "democracy works in this way."

It was outwardly unremarkable but without precedent. The human rights organization Freedom House pointed out that in Georgia, "this election marks the first time power has changed hands to a rival party through democratic means and diverts from the authoritarian trend witnessed in many of its former Soviet neighbors."

Any country can hold an election. Any country can...