The prospect of depths of depression, should Bush win again, have CQ of two minds regarding the election. On the one hand, we caution ourselves not to underestimate the duplicity and evil at the heart of the Bush regime. We want to temper our hope that a neck-in-neck race can actually boil down to competition between the two candidates, as we all know Bush's cronies at Diebold have built and own the eletronic, chad-free voting booths. There are no lengths to which his team wouldn't go; these are after all the same folks who invented the October Surprise. On the other hand by some predictions Kerry has more electoral votes, by a hair: a candidate needs 270 to win and it looks to be K with 271. Bill Clinton come Monday throws his towel in with KerrBear. And - surely there must be a third reason to hope? - ah yes, Bush had the audacity to ignore Pat Robertson's warnings that war would incur casualties.