Election returns are making me happy. Deval Patrick’s victory for Massachusetts governor was no surprise at all, but I’m sure excited about it. Similarly, Democratic control of the House was no surprise, but I’m happy about the apparent margin. And things are looking hopeful in the two Senate races that haven’t been called yet (Virginia and Montana); if the Democratic lead holds in those two races (and Joementum doesn’t bolt), Democrats take the Senate. It felt really good clicking reload and seeing candidates I’d given money to win. (Although a couple — Ford in Tennessee and Carter in Nevada — did lose. [EDIT: Oh, and Lamont, of course.])
Wow, Patrick’s victory speech was great. I envy my friends who were in the room for it. He seemed genuinely humble. I guess it’s easier to be magnanimous and inclusive when you’ve won by 20 points. :-)
On the bad side, my back has been hurting for a few days, and I woke up around 6:00am groaning in pain. Breathing hurt. After some naproxen sodium and a hot shower I’m feeling a lot better.