... is the truth. So goes the old saying. It refers to what is often called "the fog of war." The "fog" is the almost total inability to determine what is actually happening in any given battle based on the information available at the time. This is caused by the rapid reception of mutually exclusive reports.
The reason I bring this up is that as I'm hearing all the news reports, blog comments, and talk radio callers. Every thing we hear so far is anecdotal except the exit polls and they have a whole different set of issues. So what you end up with are tons of stories about the "real" trends cropping up all over the place. Remarkably ;) most of these stories end up telling us that the story teller's side is doing phenomonally well.
What's the truth? I have no idea. I know that the polls showed Bush doing very well going into today, but Kerry has tightened things up in the last couple of days. None of that, of course, means a thing today.