- Making News: John Kerry Concedes
Early this afternoon Boston time, Senator John Kerry told his supporters, it-s all over. Introduced by vice-presidential running mate John Edwards, Kerry thanked supporters and cited a need for healing as he vowed to continue to fight for the issues he'd addressed over a divisive campaign. Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine, looks ahead to 2008.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Exit Polls and Voter Sentiment
It finally came down to Ohio, which gave President Bush his majority in the Electoral College. His winning of a majority of the popular vote is the first time that-s been done since his father-s election in 1988. What were the voters thinking when they went to the polls? Is the nation still divided? Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, says it was as much about the men as the message.
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