Sunday, January 30, 2005

Process versus events

Instapundit posted something this afternoon that was profound. Democracy is a process not an event. Looking at the Iraq elections is really about a step not an end. The step is a critical one and there are many more. The opponents and naysayers of the President's policies wanted to look at all of the negatives. For that they missed a real movement. The pictures all over the net portray the event in credible terms. So do the numerous comments from Iraquis who went to the polls today.

The left could learn something from this. A lot of their activities lead up to an event - defeat one nominee, defame another, block this vote. But the longer view of the process is what many voters actually look at.

The instapundit comment can be found at

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