Tired. On Chopper. Leaving Saigon.

Wow. I didn’t expect that. I’m writing this in the back of the plane on the way home to blessedly left-wing San Francisco.
Just a couple of thoughts:

  • I guess the polls were right. A razor close election.
  • I guess I was expecting a tiny victory or a landslide victory (because of massive young & undersampled vote).
    I wonder what happened – did the young people not vote? James Carville recently said something like “You know what a they call a campaign that expects to win because of youth vote – ‘a loser’.”
  • Yeah we got massive turnout, but so did they. I wonder if this means the country is massively, equally Dem & Rep – or is this really more about security fears than party affiliation.
  • Arnold went to Ohio. I don’t think I’ll ever forgive him for that.
  • I’m glad I have SF to go home to. Many of my co-campaigners have places like Texas & Georgia to go home to.
  • I have to say that I am proud of what we accomplished in FL and the way we accomplished it. Of all the many volunteer efforts I have ever been involved with, that was the smartest, best organized and most focused. I often get to points in a campaign where I say to myself about some part “This is dumb! I could do this better.” That never happened once here. They were so organized with what they were doing and did it so well, I was always happy to be a foot soldier.
  • A quote from “The Lord of the Rings” that helps me in times like these “Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt.”
  • The only solace I have in my mood of quiet devastation is knowing I did everything I could have.

OH GREAT – I JUST noticed that the woman beside me on the plane is reading “Slander: Liberal Lies About The American Right” by Ann Coulter. Sigh.

She smells like a chemical toilet. All conservatives do.*


*Oooh look! I JUST made “a liberal lie about the American right!” – the back of the plane on the connecting flight had the same problem!

OK – it is now many hours later. I’m on BART (home home home!) – I have to admit we (me and the conservatives sitting beside me) had a remarkably decent & respectful debate about very deeply held beliefs and facts. Thank god they were at least nice people.

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