Here at Unfair Park, we thought long and hard about how to cover the election. Should we devote our vast resources to covering the polls, putting our fingers to the pulse of the electorate? Perhaps we could relay impressionistic dispatches as political watchers reacted to the incoming election results. Or maybe we'd sit back and offer reasoned, insightful commentary on the race and what it means for the future of the country. It's a uniquely consequential election, after all, one that offers a defining choice between two different visions for America.
Then we realized the election would be on a Tuesday. Tuesdays are bad for us. And since you guys never listen to us anyway, we'll just open the line so you can parse out the election results and tell us what they mean. Full libtards, certified teabaggers and everyone in the alleged middle are welcome.
We'll jump in from time to time with links and updates about races, both local and national, and to spell out exactly why you're wrong. For now, feel free to air your thoughts and make your prediction: Will Romney win, or is this the end of civilization? OR IS IT BOTH?
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