It certainly seemed as if he was trying to brag about how “democratic” we are to actually bother holding elections during war time in his radio address:
“We saw that freedom earlier this week, when millions of Americans went to the polls to cast their votes for a new Congress. Whatever your opinion of the outcome, all Americans can take pride in the example our democracy sets for the world by holding elections even in a time of war.”
We won’t make that mistake again!
Bush is trying to use his loss to make himself look magnanimous. Secretly, I think, he’s wishing he had invented an excuse to suspend elections.
Oh well. Maybe next time.