Thanks for yesterday’s closing arguments on the election. Some thoughts:
(1) No one making the case for Obama talked about how salutary it would be to elect a black man, how this would help heal our nation’s racial wounds and make the world like us again.
(2) Monitoring and moderating comments to follow specific guidelines for a thread is hard.
(3) In the “argue here” post, we actually did attain a moment of agreement, in which people holding all kinds of different views came together on an issue. It was not politics, however, but beer. (More than that, it had to do with the desire for a personal sense of community, which should underly even politics.)
Tonight, it is my custom to pull an election vigil, staying up to see how it all turns out.
I thought I’d start an election thread, updating it in the comments, which everyone else can participate in also. So join me in live-blogging the election.