Matsunaka’s race to the U.S. House of Representatives against
Marilyn Musgrave may have been close, but second place is still the
After initial counts have put Matsunaka down by nearly 20,000
votes, it is time for him to realize Boulder County’s votes, which
haven’t been completely released, will not turn the tables in his
Musgrave won – fair and square – and Matsunaka needs respect
that and keep his dignity intact instead of standing over the
shoulders of county clerks while they record every last vote.
It is not possible for Matsunaka to over turn his 7 percent loss
through the remaining 1,000 ballots.
Matsunaka has earned something in this election. He came much
closer to Musgrave than he did with his 13 percent loss two years
No matter whom you supported in the Musgrave/Matsunaka race, the
winner is obvious.
Sen. John Kerry was admirable and dignified is his concession to
President Bush, and Stan Matsunaka needs to follow his lead and bow
That is what we will remember if he decides to run a third time
– the time that just may be the charm.