At first read, I found your article a bit pointless. But after thinking about it, I see its more profound nature. I don't understand your confusion in the end. It should be evident that MOST people aren't frothing fanatics. We have 70MM votes on each side - they can't all be crazy. In the end, I found this article to be reassuring. Your boring day at the polls was a brief touch with reality. I could be that the solution to our democracy is just to require different people to hang out once in a while, no phones, no pressure.