So, Obama did it. I’m not providing a link, just click on anything that’s on the internet and you should stumble across it. I like him a lot more recently, and I thought his acceptance speech was fantastic. John McCain’s concession was befitting the man we knew before this messy election, before he was ground up in the cogs of the Republican machine.
I was wondering if his nomination had been a half-hearted gesture on the part of the Republicans. He’s never been ‘their’ guy, incapable of motivating the base until the already-missed Caribou Barbie joined the ticket. Is it possible that the strategists knew they had no chance of winning against the superstar Democratic choices, and after the disaster of Bush Jr? So they let an old dude win through, with none of their own big hitters ready or eligible to run, so that if he lost it was no biggie? Not like he’ll be able to run again in four years, and they haven’t had to change the party significantly (though it seems some shifting will be necessary if they’re to get back in power?) I hope and pray that Sarah Palin does at least consider running in 2012 because 1) Tina Fey and 2) while the prospect of her with actual power terrifies me, I just find her hysterical and oddly compelling.
It’s over at last. It was lovely coming home on the Tube, seeing so many wildly different faces poring over their free papers and smiling or nodding at the huge OBAMA WINS spreads. The world definitely feels like a slightly better place today, even if it looks like California just screwed itself on gay marriage.