Wednesday, March 08, 2006

No Concession

So far, Judge Ramon Garcia has not conceded the race to JD Salinas. I'm hearing that there is interest in a recount. They're going to look at all the votes electron by electron to make sure there were no mistakes. Seriously, it kind of reminds me of the election back in 2000 between George W. Bush and Al Gore with the recounts and hanging chads. Gore wouldn't concede after so many recounts. Even after it was decided, the liberal press wouldn't give it up and they did their own recounts to come to the same conclusion. Can we expect Judge Garcia to challenge the results in court? With such a small margin of victory, I realize that it may be a hard pill to swallow. But hanging on too long makes one look like a sore loser. I see two possibilities regardless of how many recounts, he either won or lost. It's like when you ask a doctor for your chances of survival through a critical period. The doctor says the patient has a 30% chance or some other number. They're full of it. You either live or die. It's 50-50. Garcia either won or lost, and it looks like the latter more than the former. The Judge should concede with dignity. If later, stuff turns up that makes JD look bad, the judge will be vindicated. If nothing comes out on JD, then the judge will preserve respect from the community for being a good sport.

8 comments:

JB said...

Pretty strong language. Is this really Shaine?

I think the lack of concession may be traced to pandering to supporters of the campaign. It really should have been expected that Ramon Garcia would not concede on such a thin margin of loss. His die-hard supporters wouldn't demand anything less. Let's hope that Mr. Garcia's only posturing to those donors and not thinking about something on the scale of the 2004 Cuellar-Rodriguez recounts or, worse, the 2000 Bush-Gore recount.

Anonymous said...

Shaine's full of crap!

Just cause his ho' won he thinks is on the "high" road. Please!

Anonymous said...

To the previous poster. "A**hole!"

As a big critic of RG and his style of politics. I must state that I believe it's still too soon to judge him. It's only been 2 days. I would probably be asking some hard questions and going thru the process. Now, if by next week he doesn't make a decision It'll start looking bad!

Shaine Mata said...

My point is, he shouldn't wait until he looks bad. He could take action now and still come out looking like a good sport. This would help if he chooses to run again. He could be a good sport like Joe Lieberman who moved on after his VP defeat, or he can be a bad loser like Al Gore who just went downhill after his loss. Judge Garcia should preserve his dignity and the respect of the community. I actually think the Judge did a pretty good job and I think he will continue to do a good job for the rest of his term.

Anonymous said...

Shaine,

He's done! As a candidate he's done! Now with the openings that will come up in the District Courts in the near future you can bet he will field another candidate. Not Eric Jarvis, maybe Omar Guerrero will get a mail-order Law Degree!

Anonymous said...

Shaine,

Please pass this info to Laura. It is the info to RECALL Omar Guerrero. Let's do this before he causes the County anymore damage!

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlo/74R/billtext/SB00095H.HTM

Shaine Mata said...

You just did. Some of her workers read my blog, I'm sure they'll see it. Thanks

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