It's been like 14 hours since Obama was declared the President-elect, and I still feel like the best combination of drunk and high in the world. (Yes, I stole that analogy from a fanfic; 10 points if you know which one.)
I am still sick.... I passed out around 1:00am last night and woke up a couple times, but basically slept until almost noon today. I really wanted to get a newspaper, but all the WaPo's sold out
really quick and there's not a copy to be found in all of Reston.
I am so ridiculously proud of NoVA right now. Democrat Gerry Connolly won Tom Davis' seat
, and my Dem Congressman Jim Moran easily won reelection. (Republican Frank Wolf also easily won against Judy Feder, but I'm not terribly surprised.) In the Senate race, Democrat Mark Warner trounced Jim Gilmore
as we all expected. Most important, Virginia went blue
last night. Looking at the county-by-county results
, it's amazing - Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria are all blue by wide margins, as expected, but then the outer suburbs like Loudon and Prince William counties also went blue by smaller but still comfortable margins. That's where the supposed "Real Virginia" starts, so it's really noteable.
Then there's all the other red states that went for Obama - I almost cried when Ohio got called, and then Florida towards the end of the night. We've fought so hard for those states.
There's a lot to celebrate right now, but it's also tempered by some sad news: the hateful Proposition 8 in California got passed
. Oh, California, you make me cry.
I have no real content to offer right now, I'm just so giddy. Someone, come be giddy with me!