Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Now Hear This

I may not have been right about everything, but I was right about turnout. Turnout for the major party candidates was down over 4 years ago. Young people did not turn out any more than they usually do. And in order for the popular vote to be as close as it was, a lot of those undecideds must have broken for McCain.

It wasn't enough, but in a year where Republicans really ought to have been lucky to get a single vote, it's pretty remarkable.

We hear the rhetoric of Obama uniting the country, and the liberals I'm surrounded by certainly proclaim it—but now let's see if they actually perform it. This is still a very divided country.

MORE: Ilya Somin reaches similar conclusions.

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