If you’re busy gloating, you are allowed 24 hours of it, max, before you start looking like a dumb jock who can’t stop victory dancing after scoring one goal. All that happened was you won a state election you felt strongly about. And if you’re upset, you are allowed exactly 24 hours of self-pity before you look like a crybaby having a tantrum. All that happened was you lost an election you felt strongly about.
Dean Esmay is the author of Methuselah’s Daughter. He has contributed to Dean’s World, Huffington Post, A Voice for Men, Pajamas Media. Neither left nor right wing, neither libertarian nor socialist.