Last night, we watched actual live TV for the first time in months. We got it over the Internet, from MSNBC.com. Obviously I’m referring to the presidential election coverage. We pretty much had it on all night, along with a CNN.com map showing electoral results by State.
One guy on Reddit suggested that this was like the night before Christmas. I kind of have to agree — I was on the edge of my seat every time the results were about to be refreshed. Things were looking a little shaky as the middle States started submitting results, and McCain re-gained some ground. But then the west coast weighed in, and it seemed like it was over. I went to bed with Obama holding 284 seats in the Electoral College.
I woke up at 6am from a nightmare that somehow McCain had turned it around while I slept. I pretty much raced downstairs to check online to make sure that didn’t happen. Turns out I didn’t need to worry — Obama won a resounding victory:
I am proud of America this morning. Not just because they’ve made history by voting in their first black President, but because they booted out the NeoCon gang that has done their level best to crush their country under their oppressive foreign policy, their irresponsible economic decisions, and their vile hatred and fear.
Things can change now, and I sincerely hope they do. That Obama keeps the promises he’s made during his campaign — that the man is more than just flowery speeches. I’m concerned that the Democrats control the Presidency and the Senate. I would prefer a more balanced arena — power corrupts, and no one should go unchecked. But I’d rather have this situation then an all red one, so the best thing to do now is to pray for our leaders, that they can figure out how to fix all the problems we’re in…
- Here’s a beautiful little story about a guy who did not vote for Obama.
- Here’s some reactions from the rest of the world. (I don’t know many Canadians who weren’t rooting for Obama.)
- Some photo reactions too.
- Here’s McCain’s classy, and earnest concession speech. He sounds more like the McCain we used to know — I hope both parties really do work together now.
- The Onion has a hilarious article related to Obama’s win.
Can we kick W. out now and put Obama in office right away?