It’s the morning after and the political junkies across the country are wiping sleep from their bloodshot eyes, sipping on that cup of coffee, and hoping that the caffeine kicks in soon so that they can go about their day.
To many of us, election night is better than the Super Bowl or any game seven.
There are a few things to take away from the 2010 election. Yes, I have to comment on the media coverage, too. And, there are awards at the end!
Hundreds of people followed me on Twitter last night and thousands more read the commentaries on this website about the elections over the last few weeks. A few years ago a friend said this about me, “You know more about politics and elections than anyone who follows or works in politics in Montana and the Rocky Mountain West.” I said, “That and a dollar will get me a cup of coffee.”
Or I can just Tweet about it and write commentaries on this website!
Late last night I sent a few congratulatory e-mails around the country to friends who had won races. One person who had crushed her opponent in a highly Democratic district replied, “I learned from the best.” That was nice…
Armed with a few glasses of Merlot and some food, I watched the races until about 1:00 a.m. and here are some observations:
Things that made me happy: Continue reading