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Everybody was dancing in the moonlight …

Kaine had 995,290 votes, or 51.5 percent, to Kilgore’s 894,609 votes, or 46.3 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

In New Jersey, Democratic Sen. Jon Corzine trounced Doug Forrester, with 1,071,905 votes, or 53.5 percent, to 865,485 votes, or 43.2 percent, for the Republican, with 91 percent of precincts reporting.

“There’s no way to spin this than anything other than a major defeat for Republicans and for President Bush,” said University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato.

Bush appeared at a Monday night rally with Kilgore — the first public campaign appearance with the president in a state that twice voted for Bush.

“This is a red state, he came in on Election Eve and he had no discernible effect,” Sabato said. “If anything, he may have cost Kilgore some votes.”

I wish I was a better person than this.

But I’m not.