Wednesday, November 5, 2008

new day rising

... i'm not feeling particularly partisan today. mccain and bush gave pretty extraordinary speeches last night and this morning, and obama gave what i hope people in all of their exhultation remember was ultimating a pretty sobering message and a outright challenge to respond.

i've got no messiah aspirations for obama. this is going to be a ridiculously tough stretch to work through. strangely though, i feel ownership of it now. last night as i fell asleep i actually pictured myself showing up in DC and sayin 'what can i do'? (it ended with me making a giant pot of coffee)

one fact i heard however blows my mind. there is no longer a single republican member from the new england congressional delegation. say what you want about the liberal major cities, but losing those suburbs and the small towns is borderline unreal. add the defection of latinos across the board and the jewish vote in florida. this victory has been called (COUGH) reagan-esque, but it's so much bigger.

america finally looks like i thought it should when i was in 1st/2nd/3rd grade. i feel vindicated. and last, but not least ... virginia ... props!

11 comments:

The Know-All said...

and Ohio, by 4%! But Virginia is even better.

godihateyourband said...

ohio!

ope said...

and pa! reprezent!

The Know-All said...

I'm just glad my poll working mom couldn't get up to her usual chicanery. Her county in Dayton went 64% for obama. And even Cincinnati went 53%. ha!

godihateyourband said...

ocho cinqo coattails in action!

Xmastime said...

100 Metro went Obama. telling.

godihateyourband said...

go AARP!!!!!

Will said...

Colorado

counting bros said...

If you want to be of service to your country, help us get rid of the dull adult alternative music. If everyone took more speed and listened to Motorhead and The Ramones just imagine what we could get done!

fashion herald said...

definitely not least, Virginia, pretty freaking amazing. And I just want to chant Yes I Can for a couple days while drinking champagne.

Kiko Jones said...

Ohio, indeed!

The tide also turned in Colorado, Indiana, New Mexico, Nevada!

The Cuban-American, staunchly right-wing Miami counties turned blue!

Virginia, cradle of the Confederacy, voted for a black man for president!

Yes, we did.