Kudos to Markos Moulitsas Zúniga over at his blog Daily Kos for his honest admission that Kerry did not win Ohio, contrary to what some people have been arguing.
Daily Kos is one of the most popular liberal blogs, so it's heartening to see Markos distancing himself from what he himself calls the "wacked out conspiracy theories" of the loonier members of the hardcore left. He writes:
Now, I was open minded at first, letting the fraudsters do the analysis, ready to pounce if the smoking gun was found. But after myriad diaries crying wolf, claiming that this was the evidence to seal the deal, well, it got old. Then it got counterproductive, then it got embarrassing...Those are the tough words of a realist with a sense of responsibility. I hope I'm just as pragmatic the next time things don't go my way. Nicely done.
And to be frank, it makes us all look bad. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, but I do think the fraudsters have had two months to make the case that Kerry won the election and have failed to do so.
George Bush won... We hate it. It sucks. But it's reality.