To the Editor:

Why should students feel bitter and disillusioned? Bush had a reasonable platform. Kerry simply lost. If we get bitter and disillusioned at every loss, well, we can spend a lot of time just being bitter and disillusioned. Sad, yes. Disappointed, yes. Frustrated, yes. But the voice of the American people spoke, and they are not lightly to be dismissed. Only overly indulged children become “bitter and disillusioned” when they don’t get what they want the first time.

Now, in another sense of your terms, we all always suffer from some illusions. It can be hard when un-grounded illusions are shattered. Perhaps we can look at the Kerry-Edwards positions overall to see if they, as a group, had much likelihood of winning the red states.

Joseph Little ’70

Nov. 4, 2004