I was wrong. I was completely wrong.

| November 7, 2012

Romney did not win big. He did not win at all. The GOP did not gain control of the Senate and may have lost ground.

I was clearly wrong on what the American people wanted. At least 49% of them, in states that added up to an electoral college victory.

I was worried after I wrote my post Monday night that I might be channeling some inner intuition as to the outcome of today’s election. Now the best I can do is to continue to promote wise and good and honest candidates for public office, while taking steps to protect my family against what I fear are some pretty rough financial times ahead. As Jerry Pournelle is wont to say, things that can’t go on forever, won’t. Or to repeat Kipling’s closing stanza from yesterday:

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

We will learn over the next four years just how cold the Cold Equations can be.  ..bruce w..

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Category: 2012 Election, Main, Obama Administration

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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