November 3, 2004 in Politics

The Morning After

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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.


  1. November 3, 2004 at 3:08 pm


    I’m always down for a drink. I’ll be at the House of Blues for a team dinner at 6p and bowling next door at 8p. Ring me.

  2. November 3, 2004 at 12:02 pm


    ME: I have my suspicions too about the results, but for my own sanity, I’m going to let it go. I need to move on.
    JC: I was thinking I might need a drink later on tonight. Damn! I should have gone out last night with Carlos & Lauriean.

  3. November 3, 2004 at 11:42 am


    I’m crying inside today. 🙁
    I’m wondering if a shared sadness party is in order…

  4. November 3, 2004 at 10:52 am


    Fraud seems likely in both Ohio and Florida; exit polls showed a Kerry victory in Florida until the middle of the night, when they were mysteriously changed — and Ohio is shaping up to be the “new Florida,” with results not coming in for at least ten days.
    Put another way: in areas with paper-trail voting, the exit polls reflected results accurately. In areas without, Bush did an average of 5% better than the exit polls said he should have. Would you trust those results? Why?

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