Presumably, the 2012 presidential election is over. Let the victors celebrate and the losers weep — or file lawsuits. Given the sharp divide among candidates and parties, the loose-with-the facts nature of the campaigns and the relentless media coverage, it’s a safe bet that most Americans are glad to have the process over with.
What good timing that Thanksgiving and Christmas are the next major events to occupy our attention. Americans need the two-month respite from being assaulted with what’s wrong in the world, a time when Americans are typically at their best, kindest and most generous.