By many accounts, they (Republicans) win, we (America) lose. Actually, more specifically it's another down-and-dirty win for Karl Rove, boy-wonder of the GOP. I realize it's not officially over yet, but realizing the tactics of their side, the odds are not with us. They simply won't allow for it to happen even if there's a remote possibility of Kerry pulling ahead. Sorry to sound the note of defeat but again I'm part of the "reality-based" crowd.
Daily Kos writes:
We lost on 11/2. Came in second place in a crucial battle whose damage may still be felt decades from now. The despicable record of our foes makes our defeat good reason for disappointment and fear. Even without a mandate over the past four years, they have behaved ruthlessly at home and abroad, failing to listen to objections even from members of their own party. With the mandate of a 3.6-million vote margin, one can only imagine how far their arrogance will take them in their efforts to dismantle 70 years of social legislation and 50+ years of diplomacy.
The country is destined for many failures under this regime -- the trend that's been in place for the last 3+ years. Why should it suddenly change? If anything, with no reelection pressures, the extremism will be put on steroids.
Oh, by the way, word is the youth vote was near absent. Shame on them. Given Iraq and rumors of a draft, to a point they deserve what comes their way.
Our national nightmare is forced to endure for another four years. Now more than ever before, God Bless America!