I must be feeling all Christmas-y or something. I’m about to agree with Donald John Trump.
The president is calling on Roy Moore, the defeated Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alabama to concede to Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones.
Moore was Trump’s guy. He endorsed him, despite the allegations of sexual misconduct that several women had leveled against the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice. The president recorded some phone messages that were sent to ‘Bama voters prior to the special election earlier this week.
Jones won by about 1.5 percentage points. No need for a recount.
Moore is hanging on to some delusion that the result might change if they recounted the ballots. Um, no, judge. It won’t happen.
As Politico reported: “I think he should. He tried. I want to support, always, I want to support the person running. We need the seat, we’d like to have the seat,” the president said … “As far as Roy Moore, yeah, it’s — I would certainly say he should” concede.
There you go, judge. Your main political proponent says you ought to give it up. It’s time for you to move on. Make the call, congratulate the guy who beat you.
It’s damn sure time for Moore to retire … and remove himself permanently from the public stage.
Many of us out here have had enough of this guy.