Suffice to say it was a bad scene.
The usually eloquent Tom Tomorrow had this to say.
And here’s an interesting but brief piece of analysis by a Politics Professor which runs against the common thesis that ‘moral issues’ swung this election for Bush. Instead, he argues, it was the fear of terrorism:
Nationally, 49 percent of voters said they trusted Bush but not Kerry to handle terrorism; only 31 percent trusted Kerry but not Bush. This 18-point gap is particularly significant in that terrorism is strongly tied to vote choice: 99 percent of those who trusted only Kerry on the issue voted for him, and 97 percent of those who trusted only Bush voted for him.
Either way, as Ross points out, we’re f*cked.