I just got out of bed after only 4 hours sleep to type this. I’ll check back later to see if it is coherent.
Before you say it was close, before you say we are a divided nation, consider this: Half of Americans didn’t vote at all – and that was a vote in favor of Bush. Just like a vote for Nader was a vote for Bush, not voting was a vote that says you are not voting against what has been going on.
I think the Abu Grahib pictures were a clarifying event. You see those pictures and you take a stand. Period. You’re for it or you’re against it. You work to stop it or you let it go on.
Half of America saw those pictures and then didn’t vote against Bush. Another 25% actually voted FOR Bush.
So it wasn’t even close. Not even a little close. It was a 75% approval of what Bush has been doing.