In 2000, I felt angry with the Gore campaign. I felt that Gore ran a very flawed campaign. I do not feel this kind of anger today. I felt that the Democrats ran the best they could with the candidate they had. He just proved not to be the candidate the majority wanted. The problem in this country is that the southern and plains regions of the country are just so rightward-entrenched.
It's galling that a margin of less than 200,000 votes across two elections will have led us to eight years of miserable government.
But it's over now. I'm sad, but it's over.