I was listening to Sarah Palin speak in Lebanon, OH yesterday and one piece of advice hit me that I really wish all the hockey moms and soccer moms would start embracing.
Celebrate your victory, not your opponent’s defeat.
It’s a simple bit of wisdom, but one that keeps you from turning into a vindictive, rapid animal who will tear at anyone and anything to win an argument, hockey game or an election.
This is an election, not a war. Obama is your opponent, not your enemy. If you should win, allow your opponent grace in defeat. Your recent comments will not give you this competitive edge.
I know it is easier to stir up people with negative ads, snarky comments and sarcasm. Win or lose with this tactic, it does not move our country forward, only fuels a social revolution. It shifts the goal from winning a contest of ideas to defeating an “enemy.” It divides this country more than unites it.
I hope Obama does not get negative, skarky and sarcastic. I hope he rejects that path. I hope that he would rather “lose an election than lose his soul.”