No one can embody the projected praise or poison of the masses

November 2, 2012 in Advice for after the election, Question of the Week, Spotlight Answers by Will Jones

If you were addressing the nation on Wednesday, Nov. 7, the DAY AFTER the election, what would you say? What advice would you offer to your fellow Americans about the next four years?

On Wednesday, I will announce that on inauguration day in 2013, we will hold a foot-washing ceremony in Overton Park. Supporters of the winning candidate will wash the feet of the losing candidate’s supporters, thus serving their ideological enemies with a tangible act of love.

I would also remind everyone that the candidate who lost is not nearly as bad as his opponents say he is and that the candidate who won is not nearly as good as his supporters say he is. No person can possibly embody all of the praise or poison that is projected onto him by the masses.