The primary elections are almost complete. And Shelley Moore Capito is running for the seat of senator.
The West Virginia primary elections had their implicit results out recently. It is a race to the finish alright. But the winners may turn out to be losers and the losers may turn out to be winners yet.
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Things are still in their nascent phase so nothing could be said with certainty. The ballot is stronger than the bullet, as Abe Lincoln said it so well. And it has a few surprises up its sleeve.
Shelley Moore Capito fought from the Republican side while from the Democratic side Natalie Tennant did her bit. It is a neck to neck battle and may the best female win.
In the winter months that lie ahead, the state will have its first female senator in a long time. Both candidates have served the nation with zeal and passionate commitment. Whosoever makes it to the top will be an ideal choice for West Virginia.
Meanwhile, other runners-up for various seats and offices also faced a tough time as the votes poured in. Election time is that time of the year when the politicians start tightening their belts and are in peak form.
Otherwise many of them tend to relax and take the issue of running the country with a bit of laxity. But then in a world where the irresponsibility of the media and most of the masses is at an all-time high, can the leaders be far behind.
Yet our politically enlightened representatives manage to do their stuff willy-nilly and with panache. The fact is that everyone from Hillary Clinton to President Obama is in office for a short while.
And they can only do so much. After they are gone, the next contenders for this game of thrones may implement radically different policies thereby whitewashing the previous efforts.