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.