Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Well, That Was Interesting Now Wasn't It?

Wow. That's about all I can say.

This is a blog about sports. Sports are here to get our minds off crummy, boring things like politics. But screw that, we're going to take one post off to talk about this.

First thought -- I was starting to honestly believe that Bush would never leave office. Like this was some kind of nightmare we couldn't wake up from. I'm glad he didn't win the election tonight. That would have made me move to Canada or Europe. Hopefully we survive the next 2 1/2 months while he moves out.

Second thought -- All Americans should pat themselves on the back. The news networks were predicting voter turnout up to 90% and if we got anywhere remotely close to that, no matter who you voted for, you deserve to be commended.

Third and final thought -- When was the last time there was dancing in the streets because of an election? Think about that for a second. Even if you voted against Obama, rationalize that. Dancing in the streets. I thought that was reserved for revolutions and what not. People really, truly, give a shit about the democratic process again. Kind of neat to see.

And in a few years we could be fighting a Civil War, or the Chinese could invade or the economy could be even worse. So this might all be for nothing... But hey, one kick ass night will do for now. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.


  1. So what you are saying is that metaphorically the country is tied to a ship's mast and screaming "I'm sailing, I'm sailing"?

  2. Anytime voter turnout is upped is a great time

  3. @BC: More or less, yes. Except we have a couple rafts which may or may not get us to safety. Sounds more like an episode of "Survivor" than anything else, I think.

  4. I'm glad he didn't win the election tonight. That would have made me move to Canada or Europe.

    John McCain is 1000x more intelligent and qualified than Bush ever was. Really not fair (or rational) to say that. I didn't even vote because they both looked fine enough to me... and with politics you know it's always a coin flip once they actually get into office. Good to see a great voter turn out and some happiness, even if it may be fleeting, in the nation over the government.

  5. An amazing night indeed, I was lucky enough to be in Grant Park for the rally.

    It's what I always thought the night your team wins a championship would be like.. although as a Cubs and Hawks fan I may never know for sure.

  6. @Kev- that was a veiled What About Bob reference but I like your metaphor better.

  7. @dungeonk: Sorry for not clarifying, but I was referring to Bush. If he somehow won last night, I would have moved. I was honestly OK with McCain.

    @BC: Right over my head =(