I expressed some concern that the loser of the Alabama U.S. Senate race wouldn’t concede gracefully to the winner. The fight got seriously nasty, you know?
Sadly, it’s proving to be the case.
Roy Moore lost to Doug Jones by about 1.5 percent, which is outside Alabama’s mandated recount margin of .5 percent. Moore, the Republican nominee, was supposed to beat the Democrat Jones.
Moore said Tuesday night he would “sleep on it.” I hope he got a night’s 40 winks. Except he awoke today and still hasn’t done what he ought to do: Place a call to Jones, tell him congratulations and pledge to “work with” as he transitions to the U.S. Senate.
At least, the president of the United States — who had endorsed Moore — managed to fire of a congratulatory tweet late last night.
But … this is what we can expect I suppose from the guy accused by several women of sexual misconduct.
Here’s the good news, though: Doug Jones won. The senator-elect will take office with or without a concession from the guy who lost.