In my last entry, dated October 30, was I really being prescient or just waggish when I suggested that Bush would be back? In all honesty, by 1:30 am on the 3rd I was feeling stunned and confused, so it's all very hard to figure out.
One thing the purple map got me to ponder after I began feeling more composed about the results was the rather remarkable closeness of it all. As Obama rightly put it, "there are no red states and blue states, just the United States" of highly dubious citizens. Just the other day, I overheard this young MIT student say to a friend on her cellphone: "Everyone's giving me shit about not voting, but I really don't know anything about the candidates"
Don't know anything? Where the fuck have you been for the past year, lady? And you're in one of the top 3 schools in the country in liberal Massachusetts?? This drives me crazy.
Now, about Osama. If that were really to happen, it would spook me out...