The Morning After
I feel silly. I’m crying because the realization is setting in that Senator Kerry is not going to win. I can feel a depression of sorts coming on. I really wanted him to win. For reasons that I cannot explain, I really needed him to win. This country is so divided that I really thought a Kerry Presidency would make things better. I thought he could unite this country and bring some our allies back into the fold. But it wasn’t to be. I sort of came to this realization around 9:30pm last night. Frustated with the coverage on TV, I started checking the Secretary of State Internet sites for all the battleground states. Once I saw the numbers in Florida and Ohio I knew we were in trouble. Damn those exit polls. Damn! Damn! Damn! Things might be quiet around here for a few days. I need some time to process and reflect on what happened. Not only did the Republicans win the White House, but looks like they also won more seats in House and Senate.
On a brighter note, mega congrats to Illinois Senator-elect Barack Obama.