When you read this in The Press on Thursday the election will be over, the votes will have been counted, and we’ll know the results. I’m writing this on Monday, the day before the election, in order to meet a deadline. I don’t know how things will turn out. No one does.
There was an article about the election in The Press last week. Toward the end the reporter mentioned me. He said I told him I was cautiously optimistic. I always say that because I’m naturally, but cautiously, optimistic. I’ve been disappointed by elections in the past, but, like a lot of people, I’ve managed to bounce back. And there have been election nights when things have gone well, nights I spent with friends who were tired but happy, full of optimism about the future, and ready to start working on the next campaign. There’s always another campaign.