So, I stayed home and did not take up the invite to go to Watertown, NY like last year. To a certain degree I am kicking myself as I would have known folk in the Democratic celebration party, the GOP celebration party and in the media covering both. People I know and like will be losing their jobs and others will be keeping their jobs. Funny to think about that as you are eating late night bowl of cereal and watching results come in as you sit in your jammies. My golden observations?
- The New York Times interactive result mapping system was simply amazing.
- It was a repudiation for the Tea Parties but a bigger repudiation of the handling of the US economy by the Democrats.
- Sarah Palin will not be President in 2012. She may now be simply irellevant as others take the microphone and shift the conversation.
- My more immediate northern New York connections should grow which bodes very well for the expansion of the Kingston Society for Playing Catch's morph into the Kingston St. Lawrence into a greater Frontenac-NNY social / weird re-enactment / folk history and art / business folks' club. I don't know how public radio and beer fit into that matrix. But they shall. By gumbo, they shall.
- If the Tea Party continues in any active generic populist way, the GOP may eat its own and rapidly mirror the demise of "Hope and Change". The Alaskan write in vote is as important and the Nevada loss in this respect.
- Glad I took today off. Why? It's a day off! What reason more than that do you need?
Now... when is the next election out there? When and where?