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.