Kudos to the winners and the losers in Tuesday's election. For the winners, the excitement of winning is finally setting in and for the losers the concern about what the future holds for them.  I, for one, would like to salute all of the candidates who were concerned enough about their community that they tried to make a difference in the quality of life for it's citizens.  So in losing you still won. You won in that the community can look you in the eye and thank you for at least running for a public office.  In this day and age of an interrogating media you had best not have a skeleton in your closet or it will come out and consume you. How many of you would open your life for all to see to pursue a public position?

Unfortunately, there are skeletons in the closets of a lot of very good people which  unfortunately limits the amount of quality candidates and thats a shame. You can bet Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman had a few skeletons but it was a different media and a different time. Thank goodness it was that way or we may never have had those great statesmen in our country's history.

So for those who won Tuesday, congratulations.  For those who lost, thanks for your effort and trying to make a difference. For the rest of us, maybe it's time to step up for the next election.