And now's as good a time as any to panic. We're talking about running around in a tin foil hat, talking gibberish, panic. If Romney wins we'll be forced to move to Romania, or Liechtenstein, or someplace where the women wear short skirts and the Republicans aren't running the country. We like to think we're apolitical--all politicians are inveterate liars, and they have only one interest, and that's their self-interest--but when push comes to shove we loath and fear the Republicans over the Democrats, because they really do favor the rich and like wars and would just as soon see the poor get eaten by sharks as help them. Why, we might actually be forced to cast a ballot in this atrocity, something we'll do holding our nose and with the feeling that we're sullying ourselves by choosing one inveterate scamp over another. Then again, our ballot in DC means nothing anyway, so we might get away with hiding under our bed election day and praying that the American people--who have a knack for picking monsters and losers (they voted for George W. Bush not just once, but twice, for Christ's sake)--don't do the insane thing again and vote for Romney. Lord help us if they do. Obama is no great shakes--he'd have made our day if he'd tried Bush and Cheney for war crimes and torture, but no, he had to "look to the future"--but he's clearly the lesser of the two evils in this campaign. If he loses, woe betide the American republic. We'll have another rich man for President, and we know what rich men want. To float all boats, by sinking the little ones. God help us all.