In the run up to Tuesday’s vote many candidates breathlessly declared that the election was a battle for the heart and soul of the nation. A friend passed along this thought to me just before the polls closed:
“If elections decide who we are as a country, then we will always be at war with ourselves."
That could be the most important lesson in a day filled with them. The heart and soul of America will always be defined by the daily actions of citizens, not by politicians or by which party secures the majority of the votes. The lesson of 2018 should be that as a nation we rediscover where the power truly resides and what makes America so extraordinary.
Boyd Matheson will join Rod for a full-half hour tonight at 6pm to discuss yesterday's vote.
Read Boyd's opinion in the Deseret News: