DATE: 11/03/2004 07:48:00 AM
Bitter-Enders - Watching MSNBC, I can't help but feel kinda sorry for the guy with the Kerry/Edwards sign behind Tom Brokaw and Chris Matthews. Don't get me wrong, the guy obviously thinks "WE WUZ ROBBED" and that Bush "STOLE THE ELECTION" and will doubtless go from his spot in Rockefeller Plaza to post some outraged missive on Democratic Underground about how Karl Rove conspired to make it seem like they were losing in the exit polls to supress Democrat votes on the West Coast or something like that.
Looking around, I don't see the same intensity of feeling among the Dems this time as existed in 2000. There are no Kerry surrogates on the morning shows arguing their man's case. Part of this is probably because they are simply asleep but some is due to the fact that Kerry is just not that well-regarded by his party. He was the guy who could beat Bush, not the guy they could rally behind. This lack of love for Kerry and the corresponding silence from Democrats, will lead to a Kerry concession later today. The election is over, and I hope some Dems are giving Kerry that advice right now.