Wednesday, March 08, 2006
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.