Great column (IMO) from Mark Morford in the SF Gate (Chronicle) today: http://www.sfgate.com/columnists/morford/ He barely touches on my biggest concern as an anti-Bush person: This is our election to lose - my guess is that all we need to do is nominate a reasonably competent, non-controversial candidate and the election should be a lock. Instead, it looks like we're going to nominate a candidate that will be difficult for lots of people to support, right or wrong. I'm all for progressiveness and equality in politics and life, and I personally would have no problem voting for either a woman or an african american. I also know that this is a great opportunity to make it happen. But the stakes are so damn high and I'm just not sure the nation as a whole is ready.