I’ve spent most of tonight staring in disbelief at post after post about our victory. It’s almost too much to believe. I should have gone downtown and marched in the streets with many other deliriously happy Obama fans, but I didn’t know about that little event until long after it was over.
It’s okay. I’ve been looking at some numbers. Some glorious, beautiful numbers.
First off, states:
Obama: 27 + DC
Too Close to Call: 3
Arizona disappointed me, but Indiana pulled through, and it looks like North Carolina will as well. Watching a lot of Republicon strongholds fall tonight was awe-inspiring. That map’s turning bluer as we speak.
The electoral vote is delicious:
My darlings, this is what is known as an ass whuppin’. And it ain’t over yet.
Are you ready for your eyes to pop? Check out the current popular vote total so far:
Obama has already won the most votes of any presidential candidate in our history. I believe this is what we like to call a “mandate.”
And how about turnout? Not too shabby:
From the Politico …
More than 130 million people turned out to vote Tuesday, the most ever to vote in a presidential election.
With ballots still being counted in some precincts into Wednesday morning, an estimated 64 percent of the electorate turned out, making 2008 the highest percentage turnout in generations.
We have at least 55 Senate seats, with at least a hope in hell of reaching that magic 60 once the close races are called.
We picked up 17 House seats, with a few more too close to call: right now, we’re at 251-171, which I don’t have to tell you is a rock-solid majority.
We have our majorities. We have our mandate. Now it’s time for us to put them to good use.
Howard Dean’s fifty-state strategy paid huge dividends. Let’s keep that going. In 2012, I want to be able to drive from sea to shining sea passing through nothing but deep blue states.
Yes. We. Can.