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Voters hand the winners a daunting challenge
Across the nation, in state after state, including New Mexico, voters revealed their deepest divisions Tuesday and, incredibly, left the fate of America teetering in the balance of the tightest races in recent history. Regardless of who eventually claims victory, the winners will face the uncomfortable prospect of determining how to lead without a leader's mandate.
George W. Bush accomplished no waltz across America, and Vice President Al Gore failed to sail on a buoyant economy. Theirs was not a campaign about thrilling ideas but a combination of Bush's genial manner, Gore's inability to master the politics of …