If terrorists want to influence the election here like they did in Spain, wouldn't it make more sense to target swing states between now and the election, instead of larger media-heavy cities in states that are gimmes, like New York and California and Illinois and Massachusetts and Texas (and lots of other states according to this electoral vote count)?
In fact, perhaps terrorists would target these states:
Barely Kerry (<5%) [STATES WHERE KERRY BARELY LEADS -ed.]
West Virginia 4%
Barely Bush (<5%) [STATES WHERE BUSH BARE--oh. ok. -ed.]
North Carolina 3%
There are counterarguments, like Al Qaeda plans in advance, they think they'll be able to push polls dramatically in one way or the other in any state they like, etc., etc. Aw, just forget it.