Geez, I told you all he would win.
What were you so stressed about?!
Honestly, I still can’t quite believe it. I was so inspired by President-Elect Obama’s speech last night. This guy gets it. No matter what our differences, we all want to be one, united country.
I thought McCain was enormously gracious and if he had run his campaign more like that concession speech, this would have been a very close race.
I know how you McCain supporters are feeling today. It’s spirit crushing to have your candidate lose. Every time we visit Rick’s relatives in Boca, I still have to suppress the urge to start counting chads from the 2000 race.
But know that voters elected a leader who wants to bring this country together and move it forward. Obama is not interested in celebratory campaign speeches. He’s not interested in sticking it to the Republicans. He’s not interested in a divided America.
As Obama said himself last night, “And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn – I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President too.”
I was going nuts yesterday. Just nervously and optimistically waiting all damn day.
I put on the TV around 5 pm and CNN finally broke in with BREAKING NEWS.
At last…. EXIT POLLING DATA. Exit polling data is like Halloween candy for political junkies.
So they turn to their fancy voter analysis board and here come the numbers….
It looks like 62% of voters care about the economy!
What?! What kind of stupid breaking news is that? Of course, a large percentage of us care about the economy.
I want some projections. Who’s winning this election?!
So then I called my husband Rick at Fox 5 for the inside scoop and he, too, agreed that a lot of people are worried about the economy. I guess he has access to the same polling data as CNN.
Finally, I checked in with my boyfriend Republican Joe Scarborough on MSNBC. At 7:05 pm, he said it’s pretty much over for McCain. Joe wouldn’t lie to me, would he?
And then it finally starts to really happen. Those states started turning blue. The most lovely, amazing, perfect shade of blue.
By this morning, it seemed like a crazy, hazy, impossible dream.
Dylan celebrated by wearing my Obama glasses and her purple swim cap.
Because she always likes to usher in a new era with the appropriate head piece.
And it really is a new era. A time in history where America’s reputation is restored in this world and change is truly possible.
Oh, and breaking news for Joe the plumber. Better go get that plumbing license. Sorry buddy, but you aren’t headed for the White House.