It is Sunday night, November 4, 2008.
The clocks were turned back early this morning, ending Daylight Saving Time for this year.
While the temporal darkness will last until the spring, the political night is just beginning.
It will, of course, be the heart of darkness should Obama be elected. Yet McCain's election will not be without serious problems because, at bottom, he, like Obama, is merely another altruist-collectivist-statist who believes that compelled sacrifice is noble, that rights come either from God or society, and that the heavy hand of government is a legitimate hammer to compel sacrifice and create/deny rights.
We shall soon know just how dark the future will be.