Did you win or lose Tuesday night? Unfortunately, sadly, that's how I'm looking at it.
I guess I technically, personally “lost.” I thought “my guy” had a good shot. I liked what I was hopeful he'd do for this country.
I “lost” four years ag
o also. But I embraced the unknown. I jumped on the Excitement and Momentum Train. And I was just sure that Barack Obama would be the one to bridge the gap between America's two parties. Finally. Yay – the lines will blur and soften between the Republicans and Democrats. Okay, I thought, let's do this Hope and Change thing.
It didn't happen. For me, anyway.
The gap between our two parties is w i d e r than ever. I'm more “political” than ever now. And I'm obsessed. I wonder if that woman across the produce aisle is an R or a D. Is that guy that I've made small talk with at the club for the last 10 years a Liberal or a Conservative? Hmmmmm… Is my daughter's new boyfriend's fam an R? And I'm tired. I'm tired of my newly-acquired obsession. It's not right.
Because we're all in this together. We're all Americans. We all think our vision for the future is the only/best/superior way to go. And! And — a very important point to make here — there are a number of friends and family in my life who are passionate Democrats. And I love them. And guess what? They're wonderful, great, kind people. They don't have horns growing out of their head. And most of them are smart.