(I know there are often lessons from history on this blog which features Richard Nixon. With over 70 books on my shelves about the man and having been a Nixon history buff for decades I simply ask that we step back in time one more time…..)
In 1961 it was the first time in 100 years that a candidate for president had announced the result of an election in which he was defeated, and thereby needing to announce the victory of his opponent.
But that was the case as Vice-President Richard Nixon found himself in the awkward position of formally certifying the election in Congress of Jack Kennedy. It was then as the presiding officer over a Joint Session in the House chamber that Nixon made the following statement.
“In our campaigns, no matter how hard fought they may be, no matter how close the election may turn out to be, those who lose accept the verdict and support those who win.”
On Tuesday night Roy Moore made an error that Nixon never did.
Moore in a most ungracious and sore-loser manner refused to concede the Alabama Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones. Earlier in the evening, Jones declared victory, and all news outlets–even FAUX News–declared Jones the winner.
Moore told supporters he may seek a recount despite the vote tally showing that he is simply dreaming–perhaps of pre-teen girls. “It’s not over,” Moore said. “That’s what we’ve got to do, is wait on God and have this process play out.”
It seems God already let it play out too long with Moore and is now calling in his cards.
Another wining hand from the Lord.