Election Night in the Mission
By 5:30 p.m., I had to get out of the house as the sketchy but promising details came in. There was already a building vibe on the streets. Back home by before 8 p.m., and McCain is making the call. It's over.
I remember being in Manhattan 16 years ago when it felt that sea change had arrived. Nothing has felt quit like this in my political lifetime. Rarely would I say that I feel a need to hit the streets, but on this night it merits it.
UPDATE: Yes, too bad about the news so far on Proposition 8 (at 8:37 p.m, but it's not over). I got a robocall from the Yes on 8 sewer maggots playing a quote of Obama saying marriage is only between a man and a woman. Did they target Democrats to just be spiteful or thinking they would actually sway votes in the 13th hour? A sign that the work is just beginning not over, but we have crossed an earth shattering threshold. The road ahead will be incredibly difficult.
Even with the blood curdling boos in his audience, McCain showed some grace in his departure. I'm fine with sending out kind vibes to him as he continues on his new path as a late night comedy show guest. It suits him well now that the Oval Office is in the hands of a leader.
UPDATED UPDATE: Shockingly, Obama took only just shy of 85% of San Francisco County who are those 30,000 Republicans living here?