Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Amy Joins the Postmortem

We joined many of you, I’m sure, in staying up late to watch election results. Unfortunately the only channel that we get decent reception on is CBS. So, we were forced to watch Katie Couric gloating all evening. Ugh. I can’t stand that woman. Not only is she smug, she’s not even a good reporter. Even when she is able to enunciate the words correctly, she’s incredibly monotone. How she rose so high in the ranks of the media, I’ll never know.

Here are my two cents to add to the postmortem of the election. I disagree with Obama’s public policy positions and, for this reason, I am disappointed he was elected into office. At the same time, who wouldn’t be happy to see an African American become president? It’s a fulfillment of the American Dream. I love stories of underdogs rising to the top. While watching his victory speech, I couldn’t help but share, to some degree, in the euphoria of the crowd gathered there in Chicago. This is indeed a historic moment in our country. I thought both McCain’s concession speech and Obama’s victory speech were well written and well delivered. Obama at least seems like a sincere (even if sincerely wrong), non-schmarmy person. It will be an interesting four years. I wish long lives and good health to all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices!

A few weeks ago, I read an article in the Indianapolis Star about Hoosiers having a ticket-splitting habit. This was proven yesterday. Although Indiana went blue this year in the presidential election, our Republican governor was overwhelmingly reelected and numerous other Republican officials were elected to the highest state offices.

And, the last thing I will say is this: I am shocked and utterly ecstatic that my home state of California voted to protect traditional marriage. I did not expect Proposition 8 to pass. This is a sweet victory.

10 comments:

Jen said...

Great thoughts! Yes, I think my excitement comes from "God, what are you going to do now?" That's exciting!

Jen S said...

Yes, we were shocked too about Prop 8, but are very grateful. Even though I know it will be fought and fought hard, at least today we can say it was a victory.

Rachelle said...

Wow! I'm surprised at Prop. 8 as well. It is going to be an interesting four years....But nothing gets conservatives motivated like a liberal president.
I also am upping my prayers for the SC Justices, particularly Scalia who is older.

Heather L. said...

My sentiments exactly.

Good news about CA! I hadn't heard that yet!

Angel said...

The outcome on Prop. 8 is a huge, humbling victory. It has been a long, hard campaign for conservatives here, but we are so thankful to have at least one win on our side. :)

Stephen, Sarah, Nora and Joseph said...

That is so encouraging to hear about Prop. 8. I needed that news today...

Alaina said...

That is awesome news about Prop. 8! I hadn't heard that yet. And yes, we are certainly hoping and praying for good health and continued service for the supreme court justices.

As I told Andrew, though I'm disappointed, I can't help but note the historical nature of this result. And I agree that the speeches were good.

Sarah M. said...

Couric's evening news show is in dead last of the polls. Here's a reason why it's no wonder. I didn't stay up late to see either speech. In some ways I'm glad it's all over. Prop 8 was one of the very few sweet moments last night.

Jo Mama said...

Welcome comrades, to the age of American socialism!

Were it not for Prop 8 passing, California would have fallen into the ocean by now...

"Nick" said...

Diane Sawyer on ABC was smug and gloating like you described Couric... what is it with these women anchor persons?

And I agree with you... Obama's election is historic, and I am proud that we have come that far, it is a realization of the dream of Lincoln and MLK. I just hope his policies don't destroy the country that made that dream possible.