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Somebody quote Springsteen, quickly!

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Woke up to images of long, long line-ups outside the polls in Florida, and am in a daylong process of reading the media entrails to see who will win—Potter or me.

Perhaps the best indication is the number of conservative thinkers who have slipped into a concessionary mood on this final day. David Brooks, possibly the clearest thinking conservative in America, seems to still be backing Bush (the NY Times requires their people to remain coy on election day), but his E-Day op-ed has a lot of food for thought in it, no matter the outcome.

Me—I can’t wait for Kerry to win, so I can begin criticizing an administration I can at least conceive of respecting.

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