At Al's Barber Shop, 861 E. Grant Road, owner Al Longmire said the election had been the most talked-about subject in recent days.
"Of course, we're kind of disappointed in the results," said Longmire
, who has many black customers who are Kerry supporters. Longmire
was also optimistic about something that he
heard Illinois Sen.-elect Barack Obama say this week.
thing would be getting both parties to work together," Longmire
said."I thought that was a really fresh idea, something you don't hear from a lot of politicians."
Visitors to Al's
on Wednesday found a television tuned to a news channel, which broadcast Kerry speaking of "the desperate need for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together.I hope today we can begin the healing."
Later, Bush said, "A new term is a new opportunity to reach out to the whole nation . . . when we come together and work together, there is no limit to the greatness of America." Longmire
said Americans still agree on some subjects, including finding a way to help American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to return home safely.
"I think everybody's still with the troops over there," he