I found this reader response (from "Steve") of interest as well:
For those of us who supported McCain in 2000 this has been brutal. I vote for a candidate because of what I hope they will do after they are elected, not just for the sake of having them elected. The Orwellian tactic of the Big Lie may work and win the election. I see nothing but chaos ahead if it works. This will be true not just for this term, but in every election that follows. Why would any politician tell the truth again?"