Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Post-Election Day Euphoria
Today is President Obama +1 day. At the polls yesterday, people were one of the following: excited, grumpy (about the wait), or anxious (about the outcome). Some people were a combination of all three. When the results came in last night, I had trouble concentrating on telephone conversations with friends. My eyes constantly darted to the changing electoral vote tally on the TV screen. Walking to work this morning, the neighborhood (and New York City... and the nation... and the world) breathed a sigh of relief. Someone had plastered their entryway with the cover of the Daily News: Obama Makes History! Now the media's obsession with the presidential race can end. Now we can stop suffering from Republican sound bites. Now we can begin recovering from the mess of the last eight years.