October 26, 2004
PLEASE, GOD, LET THEM BE WRONG: 6 in 10 voters think it's unlikely we'll have a clear winner on November 3rd. If there's one thing I most fervently hope for this election, it's that whoever wins, wins big. I'm not sure the country can take another four years of "He stole it!" Although I confess that I would enjoy seeing John Kerry win the electoral college while losing the popular vote, if only so that I could measure how quickly & seamlessly partisans on both sides can switch positions on the "validity" of an electoral college victory, and the moral obligation it imposes on the candidate to govern as if he were a member of the other party.