Campaign '04: The Morning After

How this race ends and when could deepen the splits in this already fractured country. After a season of passion and poison, the winner faces the challenge of picking up the pieces

Let's celebrate for just a moment, in the event we don't get another chance. The last time an incumbent President ran for re-election, in 1996, the mood was so droopy that Jay Leno described one debate as must-sleep TV. Even people who bothered to vote weren't sure it mattered much who won. But this campaign has turned out to be a passion play, with millions more people prepared to paper their yards with signs or make calls at night or write a check to a candidate for the first time ever or offer to drive an elderly neighbor to the polls....

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