Here are the realities Kerry and krew faced when contemplating how to grab victory from the crushing jaws of defeat in Ohio.
Kerry did not have the popular vote. Even if Ohio had gone his way, there were not enough votes in Ohio to put him ahead in the popular count. So he faced the obstacle of being a minority president if he was to be so at all.
It was clear that both houses of Congress would end up more firmly in Republican control. There was no way Kerry was going to even be able to begin to do all the stuff he had promised.
The votes in Ohio simply were not there. Strike three and Kerry is out, thank God.
So now the eyes of desperte Democrats turn to the junior Senator from New York... Bleeh.......
~ The Billy Goat ~