The article we read in class was a very interesting read. Initially, I thought it was just a commentary essay explaining what has been happening, but upon further notice I realized that it was argunentative. The author states, “whoever loses should announce acceptance of results” which is their thesis and stance on the issue. Knowing what I do about the background of each candidate i wondered if they would accept defeat from the other. I do know that if the presidential candidates did not act with respect toward one another it would be terrible for the nation. If the loser does not accept the loss, how will their followers act? How would they react if the candidate did accept the loss? Since it happened though, it seems like there is nothing but kind reactions from the candidates which surprised me. If there had been anything different, the state between the liberals and conservatives would be very different.