Now, Politico describes statements from both parties, about plans to pursue ethics investigations against whichever candidate eventually prevails.
Certainly, no politician should be above the law, and legitimate charges of ethics violations should be thoroughly investigated. But if the electorate perceives both parties to be preparing to exact revenge if they lose, that will probably exacerbate the "pox on both your houses" attitude that many voters hold toward the parties.
I think we need more of the spirit expressed in Al Gore's remarkable concession speech in 2000, when he said:
This has been an extraordinary election. But in one of God's unforeseen paths, this belatedly broken impasse can point us all to a new common ground, for its very closeness can serve to remind us that we are one people with a shared history and a shared destiny.