Today/tonight/tomorrow serves as a big test. Well, big test to this narcissist. Will the election verify the logics, arguments and facts as I have seen them over the past year or three? Or will everything I believed be revealed to be the product of wishful thinking?
I have long believed that the Republicans were hurting themselves with their xenophobia, that their non-Romney competition was going to hurt them, that Obama was fundamentally a more appealing candidate (Mrs. Spew would say his abs are quite appealing), that Obama has shown many times a keen ability to give his opponents enough rope to hang themselves (how about that Navy of 1916 comparison now?)
Of course, I could have been just motivated by my bias to believe that Obama would win. If he wins, that might mean that I was biased but accidentally right. Or if he loses, it could mean that I actually was right about much of the stuff, but underestimated the super-pacs, Obama's mis-steps or the success of the GOP's strategy to deny Obama many policy victories.
The funny thing is that I will, of course, read into tonight's outcome whatever what I want to read into them, so suggesting that this is any kind of test is deceptive. The only real tests tonight are: is Nate Silver on target? Will the Secretaries of State fail in their jobs? and will the GOP exceed expectations and not be sore losers?