At this time in every election year I'm reminded of how interesting our system is. In most governments throughout history, and many today, a change in power required considerable bloodshed.
We go from hurling public insults at each other to gracious phone calls. We stop highlighting our differences and try to find our similarities. We eat some chocolate and we eat some crow.
For a short time there is a coming together. And then, in no time at all, we start the cycle over again.