Election 2004 != Election 2000

It was another very close election. This year it came down to Ohio. It appears that we the American public will be spared the drama of 2000. Mr. Kerry has conceded the election to President Bush. The GOP will likely control the White House, the Senate and the House.

If the last two presidential elections are any indication, America is split down the middle between Democrats and Republicans. One might assume that means America is equal parts liberal and conservative but I don’t think that conclusion necessarily follows. As more and more Americans realise there is more to one’s political position than can be expressed in simple right or left. More and more people are separating their fiscal position from their social position. Claiming to be fiscally conservative and socially liberal seems to be in vogue of late. The tricky bit there seems to me to be the execution of such a position.