- View Source-----As reported in the media throughout the day, the election fared well for the Republican party but was hardly a referendum by the "majority" of Americans since the majority of the voters stayed away from the polls. Commentators pointed out that apathy and long felt cynicism created the greatest number of non voters in 42 years. That over 50% of the voting public refused to participate is telling of a deeper malaise in our system (and it wasn't due to lack of political will- just hopelessness and futility that things will remain the same no matter who is in office.Jeff
******** This election was a referendum by the American people on whether they support President Bush in counterattacking against Islamic fundamentalism. Now they can be no mistake about how Americans feel. Wherever the killers are, from Bali to Yemen, they'd better be prepared to face justice, because it's going to find them.