I think Tom Bowler has it about right: it’s the War on Terror, stupid. Democratic and Republican voters went for the person they perceived the strongest on security issues. And why shouldn’t they? Let’s be honest – the economy isn’t so bad and everybody knows it. The GNP continues to grow and an unemployment is low. No reason to panic – unless we don’t get our oil gluttony under control… which is all about national security, isn’t it?