I believe, underlying the common bond Americans readily forge between each other in the interest of security, the divisions in our society are deeper now than four years ago. If anything, the current administration has deepened that division, hiding some of their divisiveness under the mantle of homeland security. I bet a Democratic administration under Kerry would also deepen the division, by reversing and compensating for the things that this Republican administration has done. Both parties fight most strongly against moderate elements from within, despite the fact that that would help them win, because it would compromise their chosen values. Yet it is only through these moderate elements that this country has any chance of bridging the ever-widening gap.