"the" Mrs. Astor

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

These are the faces of Victory and of extreme confidence of such. The unsinkable Thomas Barker hosted the Obama victory party at Halo tonight, and it was packed with jubilant voters cheering wildly as each senate seat, each governorship, and each state was placed in the Obama column. A normally happy crowd was drunk with success (and it was still a long time from certainty). Still, it was as if all the inner feelings were being vindicated. Even at writing this, I could not say with certainty that Obama will win, but I somehow know it--like all the boys and girls at Halo tonight. We have worked hard and the right path down the road is open again. Of course, he will be offered a platter of poo-poo thanks to the war criminals and profiteers of the Bush administration. He will need a lot of help, as will we.

Well at 11.30 we have won. I do--on a personal level--have to say that I feel McCain's speech of defeat to hold the nobility we always though was there in a man many of us liked despite he association with the "old guard" we so hated. Poor McCain...in other times and in other periods where his didn't have to tow the line for him, he might have the good guy we needed. Unfortunately, history wasn't waiting for him.

Perhaps, we can go to bed tonight with a bit of comfort; at least until we have to wake up.

4 Comments:

At 1:24 AM, Anonymous mikevil said...

Congratulations to you all!

I couldn't be more overwhelmed.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Countess Bedelia said...

At last, cheers went up around the world for us last night. Not like the last election when the rest of the world thought we had lost our minds.

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger "the" Mrs. Astor said...

God, did we work hard to get Florida blue. I'm pooped.

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger Jeremiah Andrews said...

I have to say the casting my absentee vote last week for a red state that went BLUE was an amazing feeling. We sat up all night here to watch the news.

I've been wearing my Obama button with great pride today.

That Florida went to Barack Obama is a huge thing. And you all should be proud of all the work you did down there.

Jeremy

 

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