The big winner from the election

Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 02:58 PM.

As for another winner, I think it’s Fox News and all the conservative radio talk show hosts. Obama’s victory just guaranteed them another four years of conspiracy theories with which to amaze us.

Don’t get me wrong: Democrats also come up with some strange ones at times, but usually it’s the group that’s not in power that comes up with the most outlandish statements.

Another loser? The $6 billion spent on this election that for the most part changed nothing. I can’t help but think that this $6 billion could have been spent on a lot of better things in this country than an election.

Of course the biggest winner is the United States, but not for the reason you may think. Every four years this country shows the rest of the world the power of the people. No matter which side wins, we show the world how to peacefully solve our differences at the ballot box. There is no greater power than the power of a vote.

Ken Buday is the editor and general manager of the Havelock News. He can be reached at 444-1999 or at 

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