Our View

Nov 092004
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

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

out gracefully.

That is what we will remember if he decides to run a third time

– the time that just may be the charm.

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