It would appear that America is really, really sick of the Republicans and they are just wiping them off the face of the planet except for the VERY conservative locations of the country.
I must admit the wave of blue is a surprise. I really thought there would be a closer race. Then again, it's not quite finished yet and all votes haven't been tallied. We shall see.
That being said, I must admit there is a creeping fear that the Democrats will get together and start acting like it's a legislative kegger up there the way the Republicans did when they swept in many moons ago. I'm just praying fervently that this is not the case with the Dems. There is already that bit of antagonism there in Congress and they're letting such bullshit things as people sounding partisan in a speech hold up things that might actually help the common man. Lovely.
Pleasegoddon'tletthembeassholeswiththis.... Pleasegoddon'tletthembeassholeswiththis.... Pleasegoddon'tletthembeassholeswiththis.... Pleasegoddon'tletthembeassholeswiththis.... Pleasegoddon'tletthembeassholeswiththis.... Pleasegoddon'tletthembeassholeswiththis....
*chants five minutes solid hoping the elder gods, the eldritch gods, or the new and used gods overhears her prayers*
There is a bit of sadness to the McCain campaign. At some point it became obvious that he was already on an uphill battle and outmaneuvered by a younger, more tech-savvy candidate that had an uncanny way to tap in to the zeitgeist and ride it. Funding aside, it would've been hard for him to win anyway.
What was interesting was the announcement of New Hampshire going to Obama on CNN. When they did, one of the commentators mentioned that McCain had hoped to win there because he'd had such fond memories of the townhall meetings there. It made me a bit wistful that a man that tried so hard couldn't even take something small like that away with him. Hopefully he'll continue on with doing what he does best and take something away from this besides bitterness and a bad photo op of his wife smoothing his hair over. I really do hope so, the man's been through a lot.
And that being said, CNN just projected that Barack Obama has taken enough electoral votes to be the next president of the United States.
Thank you to my fellow countrymen for letting me be in a country that elected an African American to the white house. I had faith and warm fuzzies before. I will even admit that I had fervently hoped for this...but to see it happen is something I'll probably remember. In 20 years I will be able to bore my grandkids to death with tales of watching the first black president win an election. By then we'll have had 2 more and they'll tune me out and plug in to their video-scan game sets. That'll be a cool day.
My neighbors are setting off fireworks in celebration outside. This is wonderful beyond words.