Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Making History

This is the most hopeful I've felt in 8 years - just the fact that anyone else will be President is a good start, but that a smart, thoughtful, reasoned Democrat (who happens to be a black man) is about to win in a landslide, now that's what I'm talkin' about! I know I'm getting ahead just a bit, but if Dixville Notch is any indication, history will be made today.

Heard the election night preparations on the radio today. The McCain campaign has the upscale Biltmore Resort (chosen for its inaccessibility) planners worrying about having enough champagne, while Obama is having his party outdoors, in a park, setting up a gimongous screen so as many as can fit can be part of the celebration. There's the contrast right there.

I think maybe the Republican party has revealed itself to be its greedy, mean-spirited, closed-minded self and the citizens have finally had enough. God Bless America. I think we're getting our country back.


Fred said...

Hadn't thought of the closed off Biltmore vs open air Grant Park contrast ... but that's a good point, Lisa!

FYI: on NPR this morning I heard that John & Cindy McCain were married at the Biltmore. Don't know if that had anything to do with the decision to have the campaign party there, though.

Lisa said...

I heard that, too. Still...

It was such a contrast looking at the different crowds, wasn't it?

Very exciting new day! Though I'm a bit sleepy at work!

Jeff said...

For me it was all those white faces in Phoenix, and then that sea of humanity in Chicago, that told the tale of these two candidates. One was the past, the other, the future. The future looks pretty bright from here.