November 03, 2004

Generalunfettered optimism

"It ain't over 'till it's over." - Yogi Berra

It's all a headache. As Dan Rather so succinctly put it, an "Excedrin-sized" headache.

(Dan Rather, btw, has restored some of my faith in the media in this country. Others claimed along side him, notably CNN, that they don't want to make the same mistake as 4 years ago and jump the gun.)

But what happened the last time the country jumped the gun? Why hasn't that lesson settled in as of yet?

Two hours, Two days, ten days from now, I may be wrong. I just see and hear so much despair at this moment in the people I've talked to online....and it's not yet over.

I don't know. I'm always the optimist I guess...

"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies."

I'm tired and I want to sleep. This thing hasn't been decided yet. Not with 175,000 (250K?) provisional ballots open in Ohio. Not with problems that are being reported in Iowa. Not with a stalled celebration motorcade sitting outside the White House. Not with white states still on the board. Not with "projected" this and "estimated" that.

It ain't over.

Posted by Matthew at November 3, 2004 02:48 AM
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