2004 Election: Buck Up, Liberals: How to Get Over It

The most important thing now is for Democrats not to panic. Despite what your gut is telling you, this is not the end of the world. The republic survived one run of the George & Dick Show. It will survive another. But I recognize that for those of us who really, really wanted to send President Bush into early retirement, it's hard to stop sobbing long enough to think rationally about the next four years.

The disappointment wouldn't weigh so heavily if the promise of victory hadn't swirled so tantalizingly close. John Kerry's finest days, the period when he looked the...

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