Election results still feel a bit unreal. Tomorrow we have to go back to working for the things we must work for — out of Iraq, yes to equality, etc. — but today I think I’ll just walk around with a wraparound smile. At least I can know that the tears of joy and relief are behind me (maybe).
Like so many others, I obsessed about the election in recent weeks, worried about everything from an October surprise to bad weather in swing states. Now that we’ve won, I’ll have to find a new way to procrastinate. Best news: I don’t have to visit Drudge or the Fox News web site again for another three years and 11 months.
Whither negative ads? The most high-profile ones, from Elizabeth Dole and John McCain, backfired, sometimes terribly. They usually work so of course they’ll come back, but for now the Karl Rove Jr.s of the world have to rethink their tactics.