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The end of a long campaign.

One other thing: this is a country whose President-elect’s middle name is Hussein. That is a fact to be celebrated. I received an email from a young friend, an entrepreneur in Kabul, this morning. He said, “We are all smiling now,” and he attached a Pakistani press clipping–the Taliban greeted the new President and said they were ready to commence talks.

This has been a long, emotional, intellectually exhausting campaign for me. It’s been a privilege to share it with all of you. Thanks for your interest and your provocation. We are in for interesting times–and I’m hoping we’ll continue to do it together.