Paranoia is rampant

Neither, of course, is true. But these rumors testify to one of the most distinguishing — and disturbing — aspects about this election: Paranoia is rampant.

“I haven’t seen an election in which more people are worried about what’s going to happen to them on Election Day,” said Herb Asher, an Ohio State University political science professor. “This really is different this year. You have both sides who are absolutely suspicious of each other.”

So says a good story in the (Seattle) Olympian. Regardless of which candidate you support, what a bozo the other candidate is, or how Osama’s video was designed to support the other side, we’d all benefit greatly from a civil debate.