This is a strange election in another way--it's not really close, but people are watching it as if it is. In 1996, my office had to use a point spread, and post a hefty premium, to get people interested in betting on the Clinton-Dole matchup. We've all known for a while that Obama was going to win, wistful dreams notwithstanding. But everyone's watching as if this were the seventh game of a tied world series.
Me, I was hoping that Obama would win, but without much boost in Senate support or a large vote mandate; I like me some hamstrung politicians. Wan hope, now dashed. I'll just have to take solace in Being There While History Is Made.