Well, I haven’t posted much about the elections. I don’t feel I have had much to offer. If there is any lesson about this from a cultural standpoint it might be that cultural outsiders sometimes have more insight about a culture than insiders. The terrorists have repeatedly made the claim that Americans will be quick to give up, that we don’t have the stomach for long conflicts, that we are won’t be able to send our soldiers to their deaths for very long. I think this election might prove that they are correct. We have voted for the quickest way out.
On a positive note, I think that there was certainly a growing sense of Republican entitlement to leadership that needed to go. From scandal to growing scandal the Republicans were giving every indication that they needed to step aside for somebody else to govern.
I remember when Bush ran for office the first time and was lauded as somebody who was able to work in a bi-partisan mode. He had supposedly done this well in Texas. I guess we are going to find out if that’s true.