Now The Real Work Begins

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, November 04, 2004

Now The Real Work Begins

November 4, 2004

So it's over.

John Kerry conceded to President Bush in the traditional phone call yesterday afternoon.

Good for him for not prolonging this as Al Gore did and further poisoning the country.

President Bush has not only won re-election, but he has attained the first popular vote majority since 1988, when his father was elected president.

In a divided country that is quite an achievement.

Now the real work begins.

We still have a war on terror and much to do about social security, the tax code and expected Supreme Court retirements.

Democrats and their allies in the media will fight like mad to keep any conservative justice off the court.

They have lived by the courts, not by the votes of the people. Now they face dying by the courts.

The same-sex marriage proposal was defeated on all ten state ballots on which it appeared, including liberal Oregon where homosexual activists had hoped to score a victory.

As I have said before, neither the problem, nor the solution, is in Washington.

The problem is sin, which resides in all of us.

Still, I can't say I am displeased by the election results.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.