My kids are younger than John McCain.
As many of you know from reading this blog, I have two year old twins at home (they actually turn two on Sunday!). Words cannot describe the joy of knowing that their first presidential election was one where intelligence won out over the ideology of the lowest common denominator, one where an overwhelming majority of people rose up and said “I don’t give a shit about having a beer with the guy – I want the smartest f*****g person I can find sitting in that chair!”, one where the mainstream media seemed to finally do their job, one where hope won out over fear (of the unknown and of the Rove), one where honesty seems to matter once again, and – most importantly – one where the seemingly impossible was proven possible. It’s truly an awe-inspiring moment that makes me beyond proud of my fellow citizens because, to paraphrase something I read today on jedreport, not only will I be able to tell my kids (and, hopefully, their kids!) what happened today but because they won’t understand why it was so significant.
I’m also proud of – and extremely grateful for – the outpouring of support this little blog (and the accompanying book – now a collector’s item!) has received. I don’t know if either made even a small bit of difference in the election (I’d like to think that at least some of the 600,000-odd unique visitors to the site came with one opinion and left with something new to think about), but I enjoyed just about every minute of it. I sincerely thank all of you who submitted tips, made comments, and emailed words of encouragement.
As far as what’s next, stay tuned… I have an idea for a follow-up that I hope to launch very soon. But, for right now, I’m gonna go wake up my kids and give them each a kiss.
Good night all. Congratulations.