Given that Ireland’s presidency wasn’t contested this year (leaving us with an unelected foreigner as our figurehead-of-state) I’ve been paying more attention to the US campaign. The first votes were cast a few hours ago, so this is the time for me to finally lay out my prediction, sans any semblance of justification. I think Kerry is going to win. Time will tell. II promise not to remove this prediction if I’m wrong, though I can’t promise I won’t complain loudly.

Update (3 November, 12:30): I think I can now safely say: Bah! You maniacs. I’m with Dunstan on this one.