I tend to think the result of today's election will be the rejection of the howling lunacy masquerading as political debate which dominates the Republican/Conservative movement.
For well over a dozen-plus years, they have leapt forward to demonize anyone who might voice opposition to their ideas. Rather than debate any issue on merits, the Hate Machine rolls over anything in it's way.
Two recent examples -
-- The Freepers who see conspiracy in the death of Sen. Obama's grandmother
-- The Tennessee GOP spokesman Bill Hobbs, who lives far too close to racism.
I am optimistic that Americans will vote for a new direction in political discourse and in government, away from division, distraction, delusion and the dictates of a vocal minority.