Even if Bush ends up losing - the fact that it still came down to this, to provisional ballots and recounts and lawsuits, that fully half the country has a mindset so alien to my own that I cannot even find enough common ground to debate them on - there's nothing of America left.
Many are saying to stand and fight, make your voice heard. Well, I've been watching the fight happen, and have added my own voice to the clamor over the last ten years. And it hasn't made a damn lick of difference. If anything, the divide is wider, the frustration more bitter.
This country has made it clear the direction it wants to go. And that direction is not in line with my will, nor is it in line with my will to try to force the country around to my way of thinking. Which means tomorrow I start looking elsewhere.