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Finding post-election common ground

10:30 AM EST, November 9, 2012

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If you had told me in 2000 that I could find something to admire about President George W. Bush, I would have been astounded. Yet in 2003, when he traveled in secret to Iraq to share Thanksgiving dinner with the soldiers in the war zone, I greatly admired his action. At the time, there wasn't a visitor to Iraq with more of a target on his back. He was not only absent from his own table on the holiday, he put his life in danger to do it.

Now, in 2012, I am ecstatic that President Barack Obama has been re-elected. I hope that those of you who are feeling disappointed will see the next four years as an opportunity to catch President Obama doing something right as well. He will do plenty that will be judged, and we need to support what is right — and work respectfully to change that with which we disagree.

We need to come together.

Anne Welsh, Cockeysville