I think we all learned a lot by that flurry.But "waiting room" probably is the best metaphor to use for the immediate future.I think we can soothe the pain a bit by acknowledging that if it were not for two or three "out of town experts" who were throwing out their predictions, their wouldn't have been that much of a story. At least in terms of "immediacy."
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