Friday, January 04, 2008

Success!

When Barack Obama won Iowa last night, it was the first time that a presidential candidate I've supported won an election. In 2000, it was McCain and Bradley in the primaries and Gore in the general; then Dean/Kerry in '04. In '96 it was Bob Dole -- I don't remember who I liked in the primaries. Recalling my mindset from that time, it was Steve Forbes, probably.

Michigan won a game that truly mattered for the first time in years. I've had games where nightmares about a loss woke me up in the middle of the night, but this week I had two mornings where I woke up before 8 a.m. due to good dreams about the team.

Today the cold air smells a little cleaner, the cigarettes taste a little tastier, my shoulders feel a little lighter and my messed-up hair looks a little perkier. The world feels right and joyous. I wonder if this is how normal people feel every day.

8 comments:

Flop said...

The attacks and smears of Obama that will sprout if he wins the nomination will be truly sickening.

We'll learn just how tolerant a nation we really are if a black man whom Republican operatives will try to paint as some sort of Muslim sleeper agent can overcome our centuries-old, papered-over racial divide and our burgeoning, out-and-proud religious one.

22280 said...

"When Barack Obama won Iowa last night, it was the first time that a presidential candidate I've supported won an election."

Surely McCain won at least one primary, right?

crimenotes said...

You're right! He won at least New Hampshire and Michigan. I forgot.

On Obama-McCain race in 2008 sounds so much better than Clinton-Romney, which is what I thought we'd get. Maybe we still will.

Crunk Raconteur said...

Dunno. All the talk about McCain as though he were still the most mavericky maverick and ultra-independent that he fooled people into thinking he was in 2000 will probably drive me slowly insane to a degree I haven't been since the heyday of the phrase "compassionate conservative".

voidoid said...

Obama's running away with the New Hampshire polls as we speak.

Any idea who his possible candidates would be for VP?

CrimeNotes said...

Lloyd Carr!

voidoid said...

But how will Lloyd's salty demeanor sit with soccer moms?

crimenotes said...

Obama-Carr exist outside of the old paradigms.