The 2004 presidential
election between President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry was
one of the most bitterly fought in our nation's history. Many of the
people voting cited this as one of the most important elections of
their lives. Legions of new voters flocked to the polls for the first
time, many of which were college students.
With such inflamed
passions and the direction of the country at stake, the loss of Senator
Kerry to the president on Nov. 2nd became an unbearable defeat for
many liberals. Even more so for first time college voters who staked
their trust in the electoral process on the 2004 vote.
At San Jose State
University, the air filled with talk of Kerry's defeat. Students walked
around in a daze, weighing in on the consequences of another four
years of the president they had fought so hard against.
This is a photographic
record and interpretation of the mood on campus the day after the