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It seems like Bush will be the Chief Monkey in the White House for another four years. I share Russ’ disappointment and disbelieve, but I’m not surprised. Assuming that the election was fair (quite likely) and there was no vote rigging (probable) then we have to respect the will of at least 50% of the voting American people.
The most interesting aspect of the election is the disparity between the apparent vote in the real world (we’re still waiting for the final results) and the representation of opinions on the Internet. From my perspective, every blog I’ve read and every site I’ve visited that has expressed a political opinion has encouraged people to vote against Bush. If you lived on the ‘net for the last few months you’d have been forgiven for thinking that Bush was as dead, and not just as dumb, as the dodo. And yet, this isn’t what happened.
There are four real possibilities