I don’t see this quadrennial exercise being very good for America, this time around. I don’t think too terribly many people have been convinced to change their minds. I see lots of people dug into our own corners, with very little incentive — win or lose — to reach out to the other corner come Wednesday. I see lots of verbiage feeding lots of enmity feeding lots of long-term bad feelings about people we used to think highly of. There are lots of breached friendships, lots of bruised feelings, lots of broken familial relations. This timeline seems burned to a crisp.