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Let Go of The Impossible Dream

A couple of days ago this gem (subscription) was in the Albuquerque Journal:

Madrid spokeswoman Heather Brewer said the battle wasn’t over.

“Any new votes for Patsy are good news. What we like most is that the process is moving forward, and votes continue to be counted,” Brewer said.

“If there’s anybody who can do the impossible, it’s Patricia Madrid.”

By now, everyone has woken up from the impossible dream and is looking forward to a new day. Make that almost everyone (subscription):

Herrera said the results from Bernalillo included all but just over 500 provisional votes that were disqualified. Voters who cast those ballots will be notified by certified mail that they can protest their disqualification at hearings Nov. 22 and 27.

Madrid spokeswoman Heather Brewer said Democrats would wait for all possible votes to be tallied before making a decision on whether to seek a recount.

”The bottom line is we can’t make a decision about what to do next. Other people can declare victory but we choose to wait and let democracy play its course,” Madrid said.

The end to the drawn-out ballot-counting in the state’s largest county came 10 days after the Nov. 7 election.

C’mon folks. You lost. There is no shame in that. It goes with the territory. However, refusing to acknowledge the loss is just embarrassing. It’s even worse than that awkward silence during that televised debate. So, save some face and lose with honor and grace. Bring your friends and supporters together, concede and plan for the future. Anything else is just sad – pathetic really.