It wasn't as close as last time, but it was still close. There is still a lot of polarization. A caller to Michael Graham was saying that republicans need to be gracious winners. While that is true, there are some folks on the other side that need to extend their right hand themselves. When the candidate is refusing to accept the result against all reason it is difficult to be a gracious winner. The loser has to concede for that to happen.
Perhaps if the Deomcrats had not adopted Michael Moore and the MoveOn geeks as their unofficial spokespeople the feelings might not be as bitter. No, the ones who hurled the epithets have to make the first move.