Kermit the Frog sang it’s not easy being green. And while the election season held hope for voters on both sides of the political aisle, I am thinking our next song will remind us that it ain’t so easy being purple, either!
It may as well be official. Florida is not politically red or blue, it’s purple. That mixture that isn’t quite one or the other, but isn’t pretty either.
Both the US Senate and Governor’s races were within one point. Republicans won, or appear to have won for now, both jobs. But, talk about narrow, these victories were.
It’s similar nationally as Republicans lost the House of Representatives and gained some Senate seats. We may see lessons in balance of power in the congress. We could also see gridlock.
What’s it tell us about the political future? Messaging will be important. Success will be important and the races in future elections will be just as hard fought.
I just hope they are fought more honestly.