LINK: Following on this speculation concerning what will happen if Obama loses, a thought: so much of the narrative surrounding Obama and, to a lesser extent, HRC, concerns our ability as Americans to reach a certain plateau: see how far race relations have advanced, we have an African-American major party presidential candidate. Democracy, however, is usually framed as the art of losing well--rather than declaring undesired results illegitimate or protesting, the winners get to push their legislative agenda and everyone else tries again in two or four years. It'll be interesting to see how these two narratives play off each other as the campaign progresses, since I think there is, and will be, a lot of tension between them.

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