Tuesday, November 6, 2012
For a month people dickered and argued and hurled accusations at each other. Who were we to trust? The Supreme Court in Florida was called in, overturning a state court decision not to extend the time limit to recount the ballots. Then the US Supreme Court overuled that decision, which disallowed the recount. It was a horrible time for all of us, those citizens who had marched in on that Tuesday in November and cast our ballots. There was anger and fear everywhere with the media painting a bleak and horrific picture of what could happen if we couldn't decide on a president. I was left with feelings of hopelessness and despair. Why was it that this problem couldn't be solved in a way that didn't involve so much hatred and bitterness? It was the Quarrel to end all Quarrels, and gave us an inkling of what was to become of future politics in America.