Here’s what I’ve noticed in the past couple of elections. The difference between Democrats and Republicans is that if Democrats don’t like the results they challenge it until the results are official; then they walk away angry but determined to win in next election cycle. However, if Republican’s don’t like the results they wait until it’s official and then they get their millionaire friends to help recall the Democrat so they can run a special election that significantly favors them.
Jesse Ventura brought up a good parallel on MSNBC's Hardball the other night. He said:
[It’s] like this-Oakland got slaughtered in last year’s Super Bowl. Now, putting out a petition to the Oakland Raider fans asking them to sign it so we can replay the Super Bowl again because the results weren’t right-the first [time], we were unhappy with them.
They just had the election. They elected Gray Davis. And the point of the matter is, — here’s the part that gets me. […] Republicans are making the deficit the major issue, correct? Yet, nationally, President Bush is cutting taxes. He’s increasing spending by 14 percent, and he’s creating a larger national debt. That’s OK to do that nationally, but let’s take a governor out at [the] state level for the identical issue.
Let me just add that really it is more like Oakland fans want a replay but there will be only one 15 minute quarter played and the first team to score wins – and Oakland gets the ball first.