Well I’m writing this at 11.00pm as we all sit and listen to the election results come in. Although the final result in not clear at this time, one thing that is clear is that the Government has changed. It’s looking as if the DLP will end up somewhere north of 20 seats.
While I don’t think anyone will look back on the 2008 election as either party’s finest hour in terms of conduct, the DLP maintained momentum from the beginning and kept on the offensive throughout the campaign. While the BLP’s campaign was most definitely hurt by not having the debates, and rarely managed to take the initiative from the Dees.
The true test of a democracy is when an incumbent government loses, and the result is accepted by ALL supporters of all parties. At the end of the day we are all Barbadians and it is in all of our interests to move forward with the new government.
An election is one case where vox populi is vox Dei, supporters of the BLP would do well to remember this.
But that is for another day, for right now NFTM congratulates David Thompson on a well run campaign, and wishes him the best of fortune in the coming five years.