20.10.04

What will these people do on November 3rd?

Reaction from the US to the Guardian's Clark County project: "Last week G2 launched Operation Clark County to help readers have a say in the American election by writing to undecided voters in the crucial state of Ohio. In the first three days, more than 11,000 people requested addresses. Here is some of the reaction to the project that we received from the US "
The Guardian, Truthout, anti-Bush bloggers, Michael Moore, etc.. The election is too close to call right now, but let's suppose that Bush wins. What will these people do? Move to Canada? Commit mass suicide?

Now, let's suppose that Kerry wins the election. All of a sudden these people, who have constructed lives around their work anti-Bush, will have waaaaay to much time on their hands (personally, I think they have too much time on their hands right now!). Will they turn that into something positive or will they just fade into the woodwork?

My sense is that all this energy and rhetoric and passion will just fade into bitterness no matter who wins or loses. No candidate can live up to the pictures partisans on either side have painted. They're neither the antiChrist nor the Second Coming. They're politicians and as such are pretty flawed. Sad, but true. Pity we've become so blinded to that fact.

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