Novelists are voting for Kerry, perhaps revealing their bias towards fiction and flexible characters. Thomas Mallon was a voice of reason and Richard Dooling played the role of adult:
More than any other election in recent memory, this one reminds me of Henry Adams' observation that politics is the systematic organization of hatreds.But not bloggers.
The left-wing political road rage directed at George W. Bush for being dumb and lying about the war reminds me of nothing so much as the right-wing obsessive invective directed at Bill Clinton for being smart and lying about sex. Rush Limbaugh versus Michael Moore, and let the man nursing the most unrequited rage win. The DRAMA and spectacle of the election will be fascinating to watch, but novelists, even more than actors, should be political agnostics.