After weeks of reports on how President Bush has misrepresented, deceived, and outright lied about everything from the war in Iraq to who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, today I read that the most recent polls show him still neck-and-neck with John Kerry, presumptive Democratic nominee. And I think, as I cruise through the halls of this corporate campus in that most liberal of Midwestern cities, why bother caring? Are my fellow Americans truly so oblivious? Are they blinded by false patriotism and moralism? Has the Republican marketing machine done such a thorough job that no amount of information can dispel the myths and show G.W. for the sociopathic baby-killer he is?

Or, most terrifying of all, am I the one living in a fantasy world?