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Faithful readers, I know that you have been disappointed by the lack of blogging since the election, but I had to leave immediately afterward for a conference in Michigan. But I'm back now, so let me just say . . .
YES WE DID!
How exciting. Election night was really amazing -- I've never seen anything like it in DC. When the networks called the election for Obama at 11:00 pm, people poured out into the street and were dancing, singing, chanting, and hugging random strangers for hours. I remember that people were happy in 1992, when Bill Clinton won -- and that was after 12 years of Republicans in the White House -- but it was nothing like this. DC is excited. We're all looking forward to the new administration with great anticipation.
I'm looking forward to it myself, and also to returning this blog to its roots. This isn't really meant to be an all-politics, all-the-time blog, but I do tend to get a little distracted in the time leading up to a presidential election. Hopefully blogging can resume more normally now.
But we are allowed to be excited.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Remember to VOTE.
Remind all your friends to vote. Particularly remind your friends who live in swing states. If you live in a non-swing state (or, heaven forbid, the District of Columbia), this is your chance to influence the election.
Be sure to vote effectively. Check your vote carefully to make sure it will count.
Ignore all polls on election day. Exit polls are unreliable. They were wrong in 2000 and 2004. Don't even look at them until after you vote.
Vote for Barack Obama, but whichever way you're voting, the main thing is to VOTE and to encourage everybody else to vote. Remember, Democrats are against vote suppression.
Don't let rain, snow, sleet, long lines, or anything else stop you from voting.
Get out there and vote, vote, VOTE!
Monday, November 3, 2008
OBAMA -- 311 -- 52%
McCAIN -- 227 -- 47%
OTHER -- 0 -- 1%
DEM -- 58*
GOP -- 42
* - Counting Lieberman and Sanders
DEM -- 257
GOP -- 178
And by the way, today is my birthday, in honor of which I made up the following riddle:
What do you say to someone whose birthday comes just before election day?
Click here for the answer.