WHIPLASH….Is it just me, or are the networks repeating their 2000 pattern of pushing the “Kerry’s going to win” storyline before switching late in the evening to “Bush has the momentum”? Lest we forget, it was that change in coverage that the Republicans used to jumpstart their “We wuz robbed” campaign in the days immediately after election day.

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Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.