W won. Thank god. However, he did not win by as much as he should have. After all, a vote for George Bush was a vote to defend yourself.
I think I know one thing that contributed to this being a close race, and it is a great lie that goes way back. I think the reason this country has so many people unwilling to defend themselves is the lie that has been pounded into every American youth for decades, that “war never solves anything” or its variant “fighting never solves anything.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. Just ask the Jews whether the miltary defeat of the Nazi's in WWII solved anything.