Watching the Election

It’s just after 0200 and all the states so far announced have been very safe bets. The one solitary swing vote so far (from Maine) has gone to George Bush. I’d love to stay up all night but it’d kill me for tomorrow, so I’m giving it until half past then going to bed. The result won’t be known for a long time yet, maybe not even by morning. There are many swing states that should have announced their results that haven’t, which suggests it’s very very close. The democrats are very optimistic in interviews, I’ve noticed, while the republicans are using more cautious language and standard phrases. I’m hoping that’s a good sign 🙂