It’s been a day and a half since Obama and Biden won and it is still seems amazing that we won what feels like a revolution and just as amazing to see Republicans lose all of their legendary discipline and indulge not just in a circular firing squad, but to see the previously voiceless moderate wing start to speak up and take names. Everyone is doing this exercise, so we might as well:
- Hillary Clinton — she fought hard and was largely a victim of her own campaign, but when it was all said and done she got her supporters on the Obama bus and she campaigned her heart out for Obama.
- John McCain’s Concession Speech — I didn’t get to really see this Election Night, but watching it last night I wondered what happened to this guy? This is the guy that everyone thought would be a formidable candidate in a bad R year. But his speech was gracious and seemed sincere, and would be a decent place to start re-earning that honor he lost.
- Community Organizing — which was essentially the entire Obama project, focused on building grassroots support for his campaign and for Democrats everywhere
- Democratic Party and Howard Dean — Howard is the man.
- Young People — who came out in huge numbers and showed the way for the direct-to-voters networking that bypassed both the media filter and local Dem leadership
- US — after 8 long years, we have a President who will work at governing for the majority of us, not just those watching the play by play on Fox News
- Fivethirtyeight.com THE MATH done right.
- George Bush and the entire NeoConservative Project
- Wingnut radio — they are the fringe now and everyone knows it. They thought they ruled the R world.
- PUMAs and the media enablers who loved them
- Wingnut blogs who created nothing but an infrastructure for witch hunts
- Ralph Nader. When Fox News starts schooling Nader, you know his time is up.
Who do you think are the Winners and Losers? List them in your comments below. We’ll do a local version later…..
Tags: 2008 Election