Yeah, right. Because there has never, ever been a hotly-contested Presidential election in the United States before; and the country has a long history of violent uprisings after Presidential races, followed by harsh suppression, especially when they didn't go as the Press expected....
Except not. Never. Not ever. (The last Civil War? That pretty much started in Congress. Just sayin').
Americans have good sense. While I will not be surprised at a little "irrational exuberance" come election night no matter who wins and I won't be shocked if there's more of it in the big cities than the small towns, the next day, you know what will happen? Nothing. It will be a day just like any other. Down the road -- again, no matter who wins -- there will be much noise and fury in the media and on placards and whoever's President will be subject to much criticism.
This here is the United States of America and when we elect a new El Supremo, he gets four years with a chance at another four if he hasn't screwed up too terribly. By the mid term elections, we often yank control of Congress away from his party (if it had it to begin with). Liberal, conservative or way out there, we are a fickle lot. And I love that. I believe it helps maintain our freedom
...One bit of happy news from Ms. Jong: "Yesterday, Jane Fonda sent me an email to tell me that she cried all night and can't cure her ailing back for all the stress that has reduces (sic) her to a bundle of nerves." I guess it was a lot less stressful sleeping in Hanoi during a war? Ooooookay.