Divided, but civil

Riding the subway through New York this morning, in the heartland of blue America, I was struck by how quiet, and sober, and civil, people were. I know how many of them are facing the probability of a very difficult loss. I can appreciate just how miserable many of them are, because I was in their position yesterday afternoon when the early poll results suggested that Sen. Kerry might be on the cusp of a landslide victory. And it's possible that we could all switch places once more before the election comes to a defintive conclusion.

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