Many of you no doubt disagree. But I’m not crying about an Obama victory (then again, I wouldn’t have been crying about an Edwards or Clinton win, either).
But here are the details that I think are most important.
Crazy, record turnout–reportedly well over 200,000. And reportedly, perhaps two-to-one for Dems, compared to the Republicans.
Crazy, record turnout among youth.
Crazy, record turnout among women (MSNBC just announced that Obama actually beat Hillary among women).
I don’t care who you support–this crazy record turnout is nothing but a huge win for Democrats.
(Four years later and I still sound like goddamned Howard Dean, bless his soul.)
And among Republicans? Some 45% voted against corporatist America. Add that to Edwards’ turnout, and you’ve got a solid majority sick of government by the corporation, for the corporation…
Update: One more point. It’s been decades since I took a math class. But by my calculations, 29% of 220,000 (Hillary’s results) is significantly more than 34% of 120,000 (Huck’s results), right? If my math is correct, we just elected three Presidents to one for the Republicans.