Returning from Albuquerque yesterday afternoon, we mistakenly turned on the radio as we drew closer to civilization. From listening to NPR we learned from Jimmy Carter why the U.S. does not qualify to have observers oversee the election process: It doesn't meet, or violates, conditions necessary for fair elections.
But more disturbing was the NPR story on the results of the Pew Research Center's latest and last poll conducted before tomorrow's election. It's showing strong Republican gains, citing such factors as the Kerry - Bush spat and the improving economy by some as the reasons behind the re-energized republicans.
Sadly, we were returning to the same Universe we had escaped just the day before. And I got the eerie feeling the latest poll was greasing us for the surprising election results (!) we'll all enjoy beginning tomorrow evening. Either that or America is a nation of more ignorant bastards than even I can comprehend.