Guest Blogged by Bernie Ellis

INTRODUCTION {by Winter Patriot}: Regular readers of this space will remember Bernie Ellis from this item, among other places. Bernie Ellis was the organizer of the ground-breaking National Conference on the 2004 Election and as I am sure you have already guessed, he is always more than welcome around here!

Every time I read something Bernie Ellis has written, I feel like I'm listening to an old friend. Here, read him for yourself and you'll see what I mean:

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