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David Plouffe, campaign manager for President Obama, will join NPR's Michel Martin tomorrow in studi

David Plouffe, campaign manager for President Obama, will join NPR's Michel Martin tomorrow in studio to talk about his book The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory. Francois Durand/Getty Images hide caption

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We're still talking about election results from Tuesday. Are you? Or, are you over it?

If you're still analyzing, what are you thinking about? Tomorrow, we'll talk to President Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe. If you have any questions for HIM, send them my way. (But hurry please. The conversation will be tomorrow morning. So no time to linger.)

And that vote in Maine? Overturning the state legislature's decision to legalize same-sex marriage got us thinking about the question of gay rights around the globe. Did you know that same-sex marriage is legal in South Africa? I didn't, or rather I did, and forgot.

And South Africa is also one of the countries where polygamy is legal. As you know, the current head of state, Jacob Zuma, has three wives.

Today, our analyst, Neville Hoad, who teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, says the two are linked. South Africa, as a relatively new full democracy (it was a democracy during Apartheid but not for all, of course), wanted to be as inclusive and progressive as possible in forming its new constitution.

Professor Hoad says recognizing these various marriage forms was a signal of that.

We are also thinking about what's up in late night television. There are some new choices available. We'll tell you about them.

And what about that H1N1 vaccine? Are you going to get it, or not? Let us know.



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