- al Q'aeda has won the war to destroy democratic republicanism (see how I managed to work both party names in there?).
- You're obviously farther from Chicago than am I, and at least three trips to the polls behind me, although I actually only took one of them.
- You're not willing to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in one of the few elections in this nation in the last fifty years in which every vote really does count, even if miscounted.
I have only one thing to say to the "news" prognosticators:
What the hell… the real election isn't for six weeks yet, when the Electoral College meets???? Can you say "faithless elector" three times fast? If not, take a trip over to Professor Hasen's invaluable site on election law. Note: That last reference is a not-so-subtle dig at the dinosaurs in the profession who believe that academic law and law professors are too divorced from reality to make a difference. Maybe at Yale, where only eight (if I'm counting correctly) of the seventy-odd permanent faculty members have ever practiced law… which only indicates that they need to take care in their scholarship, not that they cannot possibly see the theoretical problems.
Think that last paragraph included enough tangential material?