Almost everybody is exhausted, and just wants it the hell over with. Even a lot of people who wouldn’t normally care about such things.
The Quants like Nate Silver and the rest say that Obama’s a statistical lock. The Reality-Creators have already coronated their next Reagan, and are eager for the 1980s to return. Most mainstream outlets have depicted the race as neck and neck, even though it hasn’t been for over two weeks. And so, nobody really knows what is real.
I side with the Quants this time: Statistically, Obama should win tomorrow. But I worry about mischief. How bold will some obscure county clerks in OH, NV or VA dare to be? Or even a Secretary of State?
Hard to conceive of a world where you have to fight for the Real. But that’s where we are in 2012.