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Yes We Did

Barack Obama has won the 2008 United States Presidential election.

For this election cycle, I believe that the most accurate predictor of results has be http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/.

The real work begins tomorrow.

Get Out and Vote

Today is Election Day in America. If you're a citizen and registered to vote (or if you're a citizen and live in a state with same day registration) get to your nearest polling station and cast your ballots for all of your local, state and national candidates (hopefully among them will be Barack Obama).

This is an election that will redefine this country. Don't miss out.

Jumping on the bandwagon? Hardly.

It is true that earlier in the election cycle I had endorsed Ralph Nader for President. This is because I believed that at the time he offered the best possible policies for the country. After all, he was the only candidate who would have implemented single payer health care and attempted to kick out the massive agricultural pork we have been handing out. Those two issues I considered to be the major differences between him and Barack Obama and John McCain. Though Nader had no realistic shot of winning, a vote for him would be a vote for my conscience back when I realized that whether I voted in New Jersey or Illinois my vote wouldn't matter.

As time went on, however, Nader's anti-free trade position began to eat away at me. This might have thrown my vote towards John McCain, except that now I was left with 3 candidates, none of whom I agreed with perfectly on the issues: I agreed with Nader on health care and special interests but not economic or foreign policy, I agreed with …