Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hail To The Smooth!

Wassup, Y'all!

If you've been missin' ol Ty the past few days it's because I've been pretty much paralyzed with nervousnous over the shrinkin' poll numbers in some key battleground states. Even tonight - early on - watching the returns come in I could barely stand to watch. Then came Pennsylvania and Ohio and New Mexico and the dawnin' realization that at that point, there was really no way Citizen McCain and Say Pay could win. After doing the happy dance with my girl and puttin' in a call to mama to hear her say once again that she thought she'd never see the day. Yeah - ol girl was a little emotional as was her baby boy who is absorbing just how big Smooth Barack's presidential win is.  To call it a seismic shift in the country would be greatly underestimating the case.

It's been a long haul, y'all. A loooong haul. I wrote my 'The Barack-Star U.S. Tour Begins...' back in February '07 when Smooth officially kicked off his presidential bid in Springfield. In actuality his campaign had been running since his keynote speech at the '04 Democratic convention. He survived it all, y'all. Rev J-Wright, Bill Ayers, Bitter-Gate, Joe The Plumber - all of it. That says a lot about the character of the nation and hopefully it will mean the gradual demise of the politics of hate and division as we've known it. Nothing stuck. Smooth transcended it all and now moves on to the hard work of putting it all back together again.

I'm looking forward to that process as well - it should be fascinating to see if his administration matches the historical prowess of his campaign operation and there's no reason to think that it won't. BIG kudos to his low-key master planners David Axelrod and David Plouffe who helped craft The Plan and stick to it with scrupulous discipline. Those cats have an open invitation to the basement anytime they want.

I have to admit I'm high on emotion and short on words at the moment. I'll have more to say about it - believe that, but for now let me just say that it's truly a great, great night. 



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