I'm writing this prior to the third and pivotal debate. I am queasy with anxiety. The polls remain deadlocked. Kerry's Debate #1 momentum has faded, and in swing states alone Sinclair "Swift Boat" Brodadcast Group operates 23 stations.

I should be confident. U.S. Weapons Inspector Charles Duelfer's October 6 report spelled it out yet again: Bush took the country to war under false pretenses. Duelfer capped a year-long march of public figures who have lined up to tell the truth about Bush's war. Yet, Bush is still lying and polling slightly ahead of Kerry, and I'm stuck pinning hopes on this last debate. I am queasy. --JF

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